2 soldiers killed in Sorsogon attack
LEGAZPI CITY—Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels shot to death two Philippine Army soldiers at a remote village in Pilar town in Sorsogon province on Saturday afternoon, a report reaching the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bicol said.
Slain victims were identified as Staff Sgt. Epifanio Millaes and Sgt. Zaldy Cristobal, both members of the Philippine Army operating in Sorsogon, the report from Pilar police said.
Police Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, quoting the report, said the attack took place at about 2 p.m. at Barangay (village) Cabiguan.
She said investigators were yet to determine whether the incident was an ambush or an encounter staged by suspected communist rebels.
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