2 militias wounded in attack by suspected NPA rebels in Iligan
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.
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.
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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