2 SAF members, ex-rebel injured in Samar clash | Inquirer News

2 SAF members, ex-rebel injured in Samar clash

/ 04:22 PM December 15, 2021

TACLOBAN CITY––Two members of the police Special Action Force (SAF) and a former New People’s Army (NPA) member were injured Tuesday morning after a firefight with rebels from Matuguinao town, Samar.

Wounded were Corporals Abner Balante and Manuel Carlos and a former rebel named ‘Jomar.’

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The SAF personnel were in Barangay del Rosario at 8:40 a.m. for their security operation when an undetermined number of rebels ambushed them, resulting in a firefight that lasted more than 20 minutes.

The wounded SAF troops and ex-rebel were brought to a hospital for treatment.

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Matuguinao is one of Samar municipalities that faces insurgency.

Mayor Aran Boller had earlier called on the rebels to surrender and avail themselves of the government financial and livelihood assistance.

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TAGS: Matuguinao town, New People’s Army, NPA, Phil‎ippine National Police, Regions, SAF, Samar, Special Action Force
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