Army, NPA clash anew: 1 killed, another hurt

ONE member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) was killed while another was hurt in a recent clash between the members of the 72nd Infantry Battalion (IB) and the New People’s Army (NPA) at Km. 12, Barangay Casoon, Monkayo in Compostela Valley.

The attack happened just hours after the Army and the NPA clashed in two separate barangays in the town of Mabini, Compostela Valley.

The slain CAA officer was identified as Romeo Comamao while wounded in the attack was CAA Resalio Quilario.

Technical Sergeant Jerry Sadery Angcon of the 25th IB reported to the Monkayo Municipal Police Station that the said detachment was attacked by alleged members of the Pulang Bagani Command-4 under the Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the NPA.

Initial investigation of Monkayo Municipal Police revealed that the said detachment under the command of Technical Sergeant Romulo C. Hermino was attacked by around 15 rebels.

The firefight lasted for 15 minutes before the NPA rebels retreated to the east portion of the village.

Comamao’s body now lies at the Angel Funeral Parlor at Montevista while the wounded was brought to Tagum Doctors Hospital.
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