Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern Bukidnon early on Thursday.

Town Mayor Minerva Casinabe identified the slain policeman as SPO3 Rodelfin Alonzo.

She said the rebels arrived onboard seven vans at around 4:45 a.m. and engaged the policemen in an 18-minute firefight

Casinabe, however, said the eight policemen on duty were no match for the estimated 50 rebels.

She said the attackers seized the firearms at the police station.

Computers and the television set inside the station were also destroyed during the firefight, she added. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno/MindaNews)