Marine wounded in ambush by suspected NPA men in Palawan
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines — A Marine was wounded in an ambush staged by suspected New People’s Army rebels in Taytay, northern Palawan Monday morning.
Major Oliver Banaria, Western Command spokesman, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that a two-vehicle convoy of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 based in San Vicente town was on its way to Taytay at around 10:30 a.m. when they were waylaid by an undetermined number of armed men.
Banaria said a brief firefight ensued between the communist rebels and government troops before the rebels fled the area.
He said the still unnamed wounded soldier was brought to a rural hospital in Roxas, Palawan, for treatment.
“We had no casualty on our side and we have launched a pursuit operation,” said Banaria.
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