Pa­trol base at­tacked

Manila Bulletin - - Mindanao News -

CAMP BANCASI, Bu­tuan City – Sol­diers of the 16th Spe­cial Force Batal­lion (16th SFB) foiled a New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA) at­tack be­fore sun­down Tues­day in Barangay Bi­tau­gan, San Miguel, Suri­gao del Sur, a be­lated re­port reach­ing here on Thurs­day said. A field re­port said el­e­ments of 16th SFB were able to de­fend their Bi­tau­gan Pa­trol Base for al­most 10 min­utes, un­til the un­de­ter­mined num­ber of armed NPAs re­treated and fled to nearby forested area. The rebels were be­lieved to be mem­bers of the guerilla-Front Com­mit­tee 21-A of the CPP-NPA North­east­ern Min­danao Re­gional Com­mit­tee. No one was re­ported hurt in the 5 p.m. at­tack on Tues­day in Bi­tau­gan area, it said. (Mike U. Crismundo)

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