Soldier killed in NPA ambush in Zambo Sur PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 July 2013 14:26

A member of the Army’s Peace and Development Team deployed at Barangay Datagan, Guipos, Zamboanga Del Sur was killed after being fired upon by New People’s Army rebels affiliated with the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee.

The incident took place around 8 a.m. Friday, military officials said.

According to Lt. Col. Victor S. Tangawohn, 53th Infantry Battalion commander, his men were conducting peace and development operation at Barangay Datagan, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur were on board a motorcycle on their way to their headquarters when fired upon by undetermined number of NPA rebels.

Cpl. Danilo Saavedra, the rider of the motorcycle, was hit by bullet on his back but was able to return fire before he passed away while Pfc. Rommel Taneo, who was able to jump out, returned fire.

Pursuit operations are still ongoing as of this time.