• Soldier killed, 2 wounded in rebel assault in Aurora


    A soldier was killed and two others were wounded after suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels ambushed government troops delivering goods for the gift-giving activity to school children in Sitio Singawan, Barangay Umiray in Dingalan town of Aurora Province on Friday. Report by Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Division (ID) said the ambushed troops belong to the Charlie Company of the 56th Infantry Battalion, led by 2Lt Ghelyn Batomalaque. However, the report did not mention the names of the wounded and killed soldier pending notification of their families.The victims were aboard two motorboats when fired upon by undetermined number of NPA as they neared the docking area. While the troops defended their group, the panicked actions of the civilians on board caused the boat to capsize. It added that unknown numbers of rebels were reportedly wounded in the said incident.

    Anthony Vargas


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