CAMP GUILLERMO NAKAR, Lucena City, Philippines – Five soldiers and two civilians were wounded in separate attacks believed perpetrated by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Bicol region over the weekend.
Four soldiers and two civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off yesterday morning in Camarines Norte.
The soldiers were traveling along the Mahawan-hawan Road in Labo town when their vehicle hit the IED at around 8:30 a.m.
The troopers were on their way to a market to buy supplies for their unit.
Wounded were Cpl. Reynaldo Rivera, and Pfcs Ricky Obina, Rodelio Urbano Jr. and Carlon Duriza. The names of the two civilians were not immediately available.
Meanwhile, 2/Lt. Jonathan Baay of the Army’s 31st Infantry Battalion was wounded when an IED exploded as he and his companions were engaging rebels in a firefight in Gubat, Sorsogon on Saturday.