2 militiamen wounded in NPA attack

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – Two members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) were seriously wounded in an attack by suspected New People’s Army rebels on an Army detachment in Barangay Kalilangan, Iligan City around 10 a.m. Friday.

Two armored vehicles of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion move along the intersection of Quezon Avenue and Roxas Avenue en route to Barangay Kalilangan to support troops pursuing suspected NPA rebels. MindaNews photo by RICHEL V. UMEL

1Lt Liza Dango-Mira, civil military operations officer of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion said the wounded Cafgu personnel were immediately brought to a hospital in the city and were already declared safe.

Mira said the unit launched a pursuit operation against the alleged rebels.

Lt Col Domingo Dulay Jr., the battalion commander said two armored vehicles were deployed  to Kalilangan to support the ongoing military operation. (Richel V. Umel/MindaNews)