Rebels attack police station, 12 guns taken PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 December 2013 11:30

Units from the Army’s 1st Infantry Division were on hot on the trail of some 30 New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas who raided the police station in Don Victoriano Chiongbian town, Misamis Occidental early Saturday morning.

Capt. Jefferson Somera, 1st Infantry Division spokesperson, said the raid took place around 5 a.m.

“Some of the rebels arrived on a white Toyota Revo while the others were on foot,” he added.

Although no one was hurt nor killed in the rebel raid, the NPAs succeeded in stealing 12 firearms, including six Armalite rifles and a light machine gun.

Somera said that responding military units clashed with the NPA’s “blocking force” in the neighboring town of Josefina while on the way to reinforce the Don Victoriano Chiongbian police.

The rebels detonated a landmine during the clash with members of the 55th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Tudela before withdrawing, but no one was injured, Somera said.

The raid in Don Victoriano Chiongbian town came just two days after NPA members carried out an attack in another police station in Kibawe, Bukidnon, on Thursday.

One policeman was killed and three others were injured in the earlier incident, where rebels also seized a total of 13 firearms from the Kibawe police.