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NPA attacks military posts in Samar, Northern Samar; no one hurt

By: - Correspondent / @joeygabietaINQ
/ 05:10 PM March 30, 2017
New People's Army.  FILE PHOTO

New People’s Army. FILE PHOTO

TACLOBAN CITY — Communist rebels staged separate attacks on military detachments in Samar and Northern Samar provinces on Thursday morning.

No one was reported hurt based on the reports reaching the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas based in Palo town, Leyte.

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The attacks came a day after the New People’s Army (NPA) celebrated its 48th founding anniversary on March 29.

The first attack by the communist insurgents occurred at 2:55 a.m. at the detachment of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in Barangay 1-A, Motiong town, Samar.

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About three hours later, NPA rebels swooped down another Cafgu detachment in Barangay Geparayan, Silvino Lobos town, Northern Samar around 5 a.m.

Soldiers were conducting hot pursuit operations as of this posting.

Insurgency remains a problem in the provinces of Samar and Northern Samar.  SFM

Motiong, Samar (Wikipedia maps)

Motiong, Samar (Wikipedia maps)

Silvino Lobos, Northern Samar (Wikipedia maps)

Silvino Lobos, Northern Samar (Wikipedia maps)

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