NPA rebels attack army outpost-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Sunday, August 3, 2014
THE New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have failed to inflict casualties when they briefly attacked a military outpost in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur, an official said Sunday.
Zamboanga del Sur police director Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre said the incident took place around 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the village of Libayoy, Tigbao municipality.
The attack came two days after a soldier was wounded in a clash with NPA rebels in the nearby village of Tuburan of the same town.
However, Ecaldre said no one among the troops stationed at the patrol base were either killed or wounded during the volley of fires unleashed by the NPA rebels.
Ecaldre said the NPA rebels positioned themselves at a bridge 300 meters away from the outpost and opened fire.
Ecaldre said the troops remained in their positions and were just waiting for the NPA rebels to advance. The NPA rebels have fled instead.
The attackers were believed to be from the NPA’s Front Committee Kara, whose members are on the run as combined soldiers and policemen are continuously pursuing them, Ecaldre said.
Last week, the government forces have overrun a camp of the NPA rebels in the village of Tuburan in the same town.