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Suspected communist rebels torch heavy equipment in Cagayan

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Suspected communist rebels torch heavy equipment in Cagayan

/ 02:07 PM October 07, 2017

TUGUEGARAO CITY—About 30 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) set ablaze several construction equipment in an attack at a construction site on Saturday in Cagayan town, Santa Teresita, the military said.

The armed group, believed to be communist rebels, burned two backhoes and a dump truck at about 6:30 a.m. in Barangay (village) Dungeg, said Lt. Col. Camilo Saddam, 17th Infantry Battalion commander.

The dump truck and a backhoe belonged to the DDP Construction company while the other back hoe was registered to Tiboc Construction. Both firms operate quarries for local construction projects.

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Two company caretakers were allegedly held by the armed men but were released after the arson.

Saddam said the armed group fled to the foothills near Gonzaga town. /jpv

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