Breaking News
Home | Bukidnon | State trooper killed as fresh fighting erupts again in Bukidnon province

State trooper killed as fresh fighting erupts again in Bukidnon province

IMPASUGONG, Bukid-non — A government soldier died as fresh fighting between communist guerillas erupted anew in the outskirts of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon, a military report said over the weekend.

Capt. Norman Tagros, spokesperson of the Ar-my’s 8th Infantry Battalion, said that two separate armed encounters occurred in the outskirts of Malaybalay City on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon.

Tagros identified the lone fatality as Private First Class Randy G. Hulleza of the Army’s 8IB based here.

He said that the military deployed a combat team to the outskirts of the village of Lupok-lupok in Inda-lasa, Malaybalay, after residents complained of alleged extortion by armed groups in the area.

Tagros said the government troops could not determine if the communist rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) suffered casualties in the two separate encounters.

He said that the combat operatives have reported of bloodstains along the withdrawal routes of the NPA rebels but failed to recover bodies.

According to Tagros, aside from responding to complaints about the presence of large armed communist groups in the area, the military also conducts regular combat patrols.

The combat patrols are necessary to preempt possible attacks by the NPA rebels on government installations and military outposts in Bukidnon, he said. (pna)


About Mindanao Goldstar Daily

Mindanao Goldstar Daily

Check Also

City council pushes for ordinance to ban balloons, lanterns in Davao

DAVAO City — A member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in Davao City has introduced ...

DISCLAIMER: We welcome fiery exchanges but we do not tolerate ad hominem attacks, casting criminal and false aspersion on our reporters and opinion writers. We reserve the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted on our website without prior notice.

POSTING RULES: Do not use obscenity. Stick to the topic discussed. Do not veer away from the discussion and be respectful at all times. Do not use CAPITAL LETTERS as this means shouting in the thread.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *