Rebels attack soldiers, civilians

LAS NAVAS, Northern Samar — Suspected members of the New People’s Army fired on soldiers participating in a community gardening organized by a farmers’ association here on Saturday.

The soldiers repositioned outside the populated area before returning fire and forcing the communist rebels to scamper to the forest, Lt. Col. Fernando Engcot, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion, said.

No civilians were hurt during the fire fight, Engcot added.

According to former rebels, the responsible terrorist group are members of Squad 2, Front Committee 1 Metro 1 of Sub-Regional Committee Emporium of Eastern Visayas Regional Party Committee under the command of Mon Mon Diaz alias Beloy.

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