MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – Three people were killed in an attack Sunday by the New People’s Army in an interior town of Bukidnon.
In a statement Monday, the NPA Army Regional Command said its South Central Bukidnon Sub-regional Command attacked an outpost of the 69th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Mahayag, Barangay Namnam, San Fernando around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The statement said one soldier was killed and three others were wounded in the firefight.
One rebel and a 12-year old child were also killed, it added.
The NPA claimed they seized 13 firearms, including a mini machinegun and an M203 grenade launcher.
The rebel group said the soldiers occupied the sitio hall as their barracks and were deployed in the area to guard the equipment of a construction company that was working on the Valencia-Davao highway. (MindaNews)