A civilian woman was wounded when she was accidentally hit by stray bullets after five New People’s Army (NPA) fighters fired upon a passing Army truck at Barangay Morera, Guinobatan, Albay, late Monday night.
Southern Luzon Command spokesperson Major Angelo Guzman said the incident happened at 12:47 p.m.
He identified the victim as one Rose Otilano.
Guzman said the victim was standing near the roadside when the rebels fired 10 rounds at a passing Army KM4-50 and quickly made their getaway.
Stray bullets, however, hit Ortilano instead.
Soldiers rushed the victim to the Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital in Legazpi City.
The military truck was transporting six Army soldiers to Legazpi City when attacked by the NPAs.
No one however was hurt among the soldiers.
Lt. Col. Perfecto Peñaredondo, 2nd Infantry Battalion commander, has deployed forces for pursuit operations.
Guzman said that all Southern Luzon Command units were ordered to be extra vigilant and intensify security operations particularly in enemy strongholds. PNA