Rebels seize cop, set off bomb in ComVal
More News from Frinston L. Lim
More News from Inquirer Mindanao
TAGUM CITY, Philippines–Communist rebels have again abducted a policeman in Compostela Valley on Monday and detonated an improvised bomb that left several people wounded, police said.
Senior Supt. Camilo Cascolan, Compostela Valley police chief, said Police Officer 3 Ruben Nojapa was allegedly seized by New People’s Army rebels who mounted a checkpoint at a village road in Barangay Mainit, Nabunturan town around 6 a.m.
The policeman is a member of Nabunturan PNP, although Cascolan did not say if the policeman was on his way to work when kidnapped.
Cascolan said pursuit operations were immediately launched by joint police and Army forces against the rebels, believed members of the NPA’s Front Committee 27 who fled on board commandeered vehicles to the hinterland frontier of Nabunturan and Mawab towns.
About 8 a.m. or two hours after the alleged abduction, a landmine also exploded in Cabidianan village, just several kilometers from the provincial capitol.
Cascolan told the INQUIRER there was a report that eight civilians and two soldiers have been wounded in the blast although they were still validating this.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94