2 gov't soldiers slain, 3 wounded in clash with NPA in Eastern Samar | Inquirer News

2 gov’t soldiers slain, 3 wounded in clash with NPA in Eastern Samar

The New People’s Army (NPA) purportedly committed over 4,000 human rights violations since its founding, causing over 2,300 deaths and 400 injuries, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Thursday.

TACLOBAN CITY — Two soldiers were killed, while three others were wounded in an attack about 1:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in Jipapad town, Eastern Samar.

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The fatalities were Staff Sergeant John Claire Flores, the troop leader; and Private First Class Edupancho Siscar, according to a report from the 52nd Infantry Battalion.

Wounded were Sergeant Allan Talania, Private First Class Loumark Mengote, and a 10-year-old girl. It was not clear yet why the girl was in the area.

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Initial information showed that the soldiers were in Barangay Dorillo when attacked by an undetermined number of rebels who were reportedly part of the guerrilla unit of the Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee.

The soldiers belong to the mobile community support sustainment team of the 52nd Infantry Battalion in Oras town, also in Eastern Samar.

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