NPAs harass a CAFGU detachment in Catarman, Northern Samar

Camp Lukban, Catbalogan City, Samar –New People’s Army operating in Northern Samar harassed a CAFGU detachment at Brgy, San Pascual, Catarman, Northern Samar at around 10:35 a.m. on April 14, 2014.

Based on the report from the 803rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army more or less 10 NPAs positioned themselves 200 to 300 meters from the detachment and started shooting. The CAFGU and military personnel assigned in the detachment did not return fire as the rebels immediately ran away after firing few rounds.  No one was reported hurt on both sides.

Troops under the 803rd Infantry Brigade were immediately dispatched and are currently conducting pursuit operation against the NPA rebels that fired at the CAFGU detachment.

When reached for comment, Col. Herminigildo C. Aquino, the Commander of the 803rd Infantry Brigade said: “The action of the NPAs in Northern Samar is an act of desperation since they were not able to launch any significant tactical offensives in Northern Samar before, during or after their 45th anniversary on March 29, 2014.” (Press release from DPAO, 8ID, PA)

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