60-year-old man killed in rebel attack in Camarines Norte

June 17, 2015 5:10 am 

MANILA, June 16 — A 60-year-old man was killed when three unidentified New People's Army (NPA) rebels fired at a temporary patrol base at Barangay Alayao, Capalonga, Camarines Norte Tuesday morning.

Capt. Mardjorie Paimela Panesa, 9th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the incident, which took place at 9 a.m., lasted for five minutes.

No one among the troops manning the base was hurt, but a civilian identified as Mandy Retiro was hit by an apparent stray bullet and died while undergoing treatment at the Capalonga Medicare Hospital.

The victim was a utility worker at the nearby Capalonga College and a resident of Barangay Bagong Bayan, Daet, Camarines Norte.

"The 9th ID condemns such acts by the New People’s Army which just denote that the rebels do not care of the innocent civilians that may be hit. They merely resort to criminal acts just to sow fear and terror," Panesa said. (PNA)

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