NPA rebels ambush soldiers helping storm victims
CATARMAN, Northern Samar — New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists ambushed soldiers assisting and providing relief to victims of tropical storm “Urduja” in Northern Samar, wounding two soldiers and sending typhoon-affected residents in panic.
Soldiers from the 20th Infantry Battalion (2OIB) were conducting Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Operations typhoon victims in Barangay Hinagonoyan, Catubig town, when the about 50 terrorists opened fire at them.
The 20IB condemned the atrocity, which they said was a clear violation of the International Humanitarian Law.
The attack and ensuing firefight caused panic and fear among the already distressed townsfolk, the Army said. /cbb
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