2 soldiers wounded in Sorsogon clash | Inquirer News

2 soldiers wounded in Sorsogon clash

By: - Correspondent / @mbjaucianINQ
/ 09:08 PM February 06, 2017

Philippine Army soldiers have been backing up the Cebu City Police to secure the metropolis of the Visayas after the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing. (CDN FILE PHOTO/ JUNJIE MENDOZA)

Philippine Army soldiers on mission (CDN FILE PHOTO/ JUNJIE MENDOZA)

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — Two government soldiers were wounded in a clash with suspected communist rebels in Casiguran town, Sorsogon province, on Monday, an Army official said.

Col. Fernando Trinidad, commanding officer of the 903rd Brigade of the Philippine Army, said soldiers, led by Lt. Niko Pendijito, were conducting patrol operations when they chanced upon 15 New People’s Army rebels in Sitio Kabungahan in Barangay Trece Martires at 8:40 a.m.


He said a 10-minute firefight ensued, wounding two soldiers who had yet to be identified on Monday afternoon.

Trinidad did not say if the NPA rebels suffered any casualty.  SFM

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