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2 militias wounded in attack by suspected NPA rebels in Iligan

/ 02:46 PM June 26, 2020

ILIGAN CITY –– Two civilian militias were seriously wounded after armed men suspected to be New People’s Army (NPA) harassed an Army detachment in a hinterland village here Friday morning.

Lieutenant Liza Dango-Mira, civil-military operations officer of the Army’s 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, said the attack happened at 10:10 a.m. in Barangay Kalilangan.

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This is the second attack by suspected NPA rebels in a month. Last month, the rebels were also tagged in a clash with Army soldiers in Mainit village.

Mira said the wounded militias were immediately brought to a hospital in the city for treatment.

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She added that a pursuit operation is underway.

Suspected Maoist rebels have been frequenting the city’s hinterland communities for about a year now.

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