Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2 soldiers die in NPA ambush in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, June 16 (PNA) -– Two members of the 91st Civil-Military Operations Company died in an ambush staged by suspected New People's Army (NPA) while on board a motorcycle on their way back to their camp around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Daraga, Albay.

Dead on the spot were Sgt. Servando Bautista and Pfc. Daniel Solinap Jr., assigned with 91st CMO of the 902nd Infantry Brigade based in Barangay Villahermosa, Daraga, Albay.

Initial reports said the victims’ group was on its way back to their camp at Purok 4, Sitio Banasan, Barangay San Ramon in Daraga town when the well-positioned rebels fired at them, seriously hitting the two in their bodies that caused their instantaneous death.

Their companions, who were also on motorcycles, rushed for reinforcement that brought with it a V-50 armed personnel carrier but the rebels had already left.

The victims and their companions had just come from a civil-military operation in Barangay Nabasan, several kilometers from the ambush site, when ambushed.

Troopers are still conducting pursuit operation against the rebels. (PNA) LAM/FGS/EMC/CBD/UTB/UTB