Campaign vs. rebels continues
DAVAO CITY – The Philippine military continues its operation against communist insurgents in Compostela Valley province in Mindanao following an attack that wounded 3 soldiers recently.
The soldiers were travelling in a truck in Kingking village in Pantukan town when suspected New People’s Army rebels remotely detonated the bomb. The blast wounded Corporal Michael Tabanao, Privates First Class Jerome Penaranda and Albert Cahepe, all members of the 46th Infantry Battalion.
The wounded soldiers were rushed to hospital in Tagum City. Their medical condition is unknown and the military did not release any statement on the daring attack.
The rebel group has been fighting for a separate Maoist state in the country for many decades now.