NPA ambush in Makilala wounds 5 AFP troops, yields 18 casualties in Lupon

January 26, 2013

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Red fighters sustained its campaign in two separate ambushes this week against the relentless Oplan Bayanihan operations of the Eastern Mindanao Command-AFP.

The Magtanggol Roque Command Guerilla Front 51 Operations Command ambushed fascist soldiers of the 57th Infantry Battalion-6th Infantry Division aboard Km 40 army vehicle on January 25, 2013 at 10:30 in the evening, wounding five troops in Sitio Alang-alang, Barangay Kisante, Makilala town, North Cotabato.

Earlier, Red fighters of the Wilfredo Zapanta Command Guerilla Front 18 Operations Command-NPA punished the fascist soldiers on January 22 at around 12:12 AM as they ambushed two KM 40 vehicles of the 28th IB, killing four and wounding 14 of the fascist troops.

Last night’s NPA’s ambush in Makilala was aimed at deterring troops who were on their way to its tactical command post in Alang-alang detachment where the AFP mounted two batteries of 105 howitzer that conducted shelling operations towards the village of Cabilao.

A child was hit on his ear by the military’s bullets.

The NPA’s command-detonated explosive was directed against the notorious 57th IB that served as goons for the Energy Development Company (formerly PNOC) in Kidapawan and Dole Philippines banana plantation in North Cotabato. The 57th IB Charlie Company begun its operations last December 25, violating the previous temporary ceasefire between the GPH and the NDFP.

In Lupon, the NPA Red fighters continue to battle it out and vow to intensify its counter-offensive against the 28th IB, a notorious human rights violator in Davao Oriental. The fascist troops begun its operations 10 days ago.

The NPA violates no laws and international instruments as it continues to use command-detonated explosives in its guerilla warfare. It employs no stealth as it launches tactical offensive against legitimate targets, at the same time, abides war protocols and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. This is in contrast to the AFP and the US-Aquino regime’s continuing policy of committing brazen abuses like massacre, torture and extrajudicial killing of civilians and non-combatants.