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7 cops wounded in NPA ambush in Masbate
« on: May 28, 2010, 12:16:59 AM »
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Seven policemen were injured in an ambush staged by leftist rebels in Masbate province this morning, police said.

Senior Superintendent Eddie Benigay, police director of Masbate, said the policemen were on board a patrol car when they were attacked by an undetermined number of New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Mobo town around 10:20 a.m.

The policemen were on their way to "maneuver" operations when their vehicle ran into a landmine planted by the rebels, he said.

The rebels opened-fire at the soldiers after the blast, Benigay said.

The wounded policemen were brought to a near-by city for treatment, and their patrol car was totally damaged.

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Re: 7 cops wounded in NPA ambush in Masbate
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 02:37:48 AM »
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/192105/6-cops-hurt-in-masbate-blast-by-suspected-reds
6 cops hurt in Masbate blast by suspected Reds
05/28/2010 | 04:36 PM

Six policemen were hurt after suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) detonated a roadside bomb in a town in Masbate on Friday morning, a local military official reported.

Suspected communist rebels blasted an improvised landmine under a police vehicle in Barangay Balatukan in Mobo town at 10 a.m. Friday, Major Harold Cabunoc of the 9th Infantry Division said in a text message.

The military identified the casualties as SPO1 Angel Palmones, PO1 Ronald Imperial, PO1 Edwin Enciso, PO1 Jose Carmona, PO1 Karlo Orlain and PO1 Leon Tumbaga III.

A firefight ensued between the police and the rebels after the explosion, but supposedly ceased a few minutes later because government forces had to rush the casualties to the nearest hospital, Cabunoc said.

However, the suspected NPA members also reportedly ambushed the military forces who were trying to evacuate the six hurt cops, causing another 10-minute skirmish between the Army and the communist rebels, he added.


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No one was hurt in the second firefight, Cabunoc said.

Pursuit operations have already been launched to track down the suspected rebels involved in the blast, according to the local military official.
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Re: 7 cops wounded in NPA ambush in Masbate
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 10:51:16 PM »


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Friday, May 28, 2010
NPA Rebels Ambushed A Police Vehicle in Masbate, 5 Hurt


CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, CamSur – A vehicle carrying eight policemen was ambushed by suspected NPA terrorist rebels who detonated a roadside bomb in Masbate at around 10:40am today, a military officer said.

Major Harold M Cabunoc, Division Spokesman, said that the police vehicle carrying 8 policemen from the 5th Regional Mobile Group, was heading towards Cataingan town when an improvised explosive device was detonated as they passed by the road in Bgy Balatucan, a secluded village in Mobo town.

The policemen fired back at the rebels who were positioned in a high ground adjacent to the road as they struggled to get out of the kill zone under heavy fires.

The police personnel were able to get out of the ambush area but 5 of their comrades sustained shrapnel wounds. One of the policemen was able to call the nearest Army detachment to request for reinforcements.

Learning about the ambush, Colonel Lope Dagoy, Commander of 85th IB based in nearby Uson town, dispatched a company of soldiers under Cpt Dennis Martinez to reinforce the beleaguered policemen.

After finding the wounded policemen in Lalaguna village of the same town, Martinez and his men transferred the casualties to another two civilian vehicles.

While traversing the road towards Masbate, more or less five rebels ambushed the soldiers and policemen at around 11:00am, resulting to a running gun battle.

The troops pursued the fleeing rebels in a fierce firefight which lasted for about 10minutes. There were no casualties in the government side during the second skirmish.

Sensing that the rebels have scampered to various directions, Martinez directed a squad of his men to immediately transport the casualties to the nearest hospital in Masbate City for treatment.


Cabunoc identified the casualties as SPO1 Angel Palmones, PO1 Ronald Imperial, PO1 Edwin Enciso, PO1 Jose Carmona, PO1 Karlo Orlain and PO1 Leon Tumbaga. They were reported to be in stable condition in a local hospital in Masbate City.

Major General Ruperto Pabustan, Commander of the 9th Infantry Division has directed the AFP Special Task Force Masbate to launch massive pursuit operations together with the police units in Masbate to arrest the terrorist rebels.
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