4 cops hurt in clash with suspected NPA rebels in Palawan
MANILA, Philippines — (Updated) Four officers of the 1st and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) of the Palawan police were wounded in a clash with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) fighters Thursday in Barangay Mason, Brookes’ Point town, authorities said.
Soldiers were still in the clash site, according to Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, spokesperson of the regional Mimaropa police.
In a text message, Faltado said policemen were on an intelligence-gathering operation in the area when they encountered the rebels past 10 a.m.
As of posting time, police have yet to determine if there were wounded fighters from the side of the NPA.
Consequently, officers of the municipal police stations in Palawan and other platoons of PMFC, in coordination with counterparts in the Philippine Army, established checkpoints in a bid to net the armed men, who figured in the gun battle. With a report from Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon
Edited by KGA, JE
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