Rebels seize cop, set off bomb in ComVal

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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.

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  • kishbuff

    Purely Terrorism!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    kala ko ubos na tong mga to…what happened to Opan Bayanihan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DR2PAT3AO2DOH4IDYIGZQDM7CY thg

    Walang press con si Teddy Casino tungkol dito?

  • virgo57

    Ang mga terroristang Ito dapat sampolan ang lider nila na sa ngayon kumanditong senador, party list, progressive at religious group eh ganun din man lang di ubusan na sila lahat kasama na human right group kuno!

  • $8278216

    Kayong mga bwesit na NPA ang syang mag kakanulo sa bansang pilipinas sa mga intsik, dapat kayo sprayhan ng insecticide at ng maubos kayong lahat kasama na ng mga p….g lider ninyo na nag papasarap dito sa europa. Wala kayong puwang sa lipunan na nais ang kapayapaan. Magunaw man ang mundo hinde kayo dapat magkaroon ng puwang sa lipunan kung kaguluhan ang inyong nais, maraming paraan ang makapag lingkod sa bayan, mga corrupt din kayo at pang sarili ang nais.

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