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Cop killed in NPA ambush in Masbate

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:55 AM September 30, 2017

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay—Suspected New People’s Army (NPA)rebels waylaid and killed on Saturday a policeman who was on board a police service vehicle near a dump site in Monreal town in Masbate province, report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said.

Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said Police Officer 2 Mervin Capellan, who was assigned at the Monreal police station, was killed in the rebel attack that took place at about 6:18 a.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Tamborong in Barangay (village) Poblacion.

She said the victim was driving the police van and was negotiating a road near the town dump site when he was shot to death by at least 20 suspected communist rebels. Capellan died instantly due to bullet wounds.

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Calubaquib said the slain cop was on his way back to the town police station after taking the police van to a carwash service center for cleaning.

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