22 July 2017

News Story: 7 killed in clash between police, suspected rebels in southern Philippines

New People's Army (NPA) rebels/terrorists
MANILA, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Six policemen, including a town police chief, and a civilian were killed and three other policemen injured in ambushes Friday staged by suspected New People's Army rebels in southern Philippines, the military said.

The first ambush, staged in barangay Magsaysay in Guihulngan town in the province of Negros Oriental, targetted town councilor Edison Delarita, said Capt. Ruel Llanes, spokesman of the Army's 303rd Brigade.

Delarita was on the way to his office when the armed group waylaid him and his driver, Michael Jambalus, who ended up dead.

Delarita survived the attack unscathed and was able to call for police help.

Read the full story at Xinhua