Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NPA bandits kill a militiaman, injure 4 including a non-combatant in Northern Samar

Another innocent civilian was shot and wounded by NPA bandits who attacked a gathering of people attended by members of the 8th Infantry Division's Peace and Development Team (PDT) in Northern Samar at 12:00nn on Tuesday, Feb 12.
The attack occured while the soldiers were conducting 'pulong-pulong' (dialogue) with local residents of Guindaluan village, Rosario town. 
Three people were wounded including a local resident named Raul Estellero, of Brgy 3 of the said town.

A militiaman was also killed while three other military personnel were  hurt during the brief firefight which ensued. 
Lt Col. Noel Vestuir, the Commanding Officer of the 20th Infantry Battalion identified the wounded soldiers as  Ssg Dionald Opilanda and Sgt Arnold Miranda,  and militiaman Jonar Estellero.

The name of the dead militiaman was not released pending notification of his nearest kin.
The NPA bandits have recorded a growing number of human rights violations such as attacking non-combatants and abducting innocent civilians.
In January 2013, eight civilians were massacred by NPA bandits in La Castellana town in Negros Occidental.
The NPA bandits have also masterminded extrajudicial killings all over the archipelago, victimizing state forces and civilians who were accused of supporting the military.
As the communist armed group insist to use armed violence, more innocent people will fall victims to their atrocities.

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