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NPA raided mining firm in Calatrava seized 2 firearms

Posted by Michille on August 31st, 2006

NPA raided mining firm in Calatrava seized 2 firearms – Sun.Star Bacolod!

SEVEN alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) raided a mining company and carted away two of the guards firearms in Barangay Tilim, Calatrava town Tuesday dawn.

Lt. Col. Jesus Manangquil, Commanding Officer of the Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion, said the armed men raided Tarlii Mining Corp. midnight Monday, taking a 12-gauge shotgun and a caliber .38 pistol of the company security guards.

The army troopers though failed to catch the rebel group, who reportedly retreated towards Barangay Malanog.

Manangquil alleged that the mining firm has long been a target of the NPA.

Last August 21, nine alleged members of the NPA, backed by 30 other armed men, also raided the Bantay Dagat outpost, and the house of village chief Ereberto Baynosa Jr. in Barangay Salamanca, Toboso town.

They reportedly took away five unlicensed guns, which include an M16 and M14 Armalite rifles, a garand, a carbine and a shotgun.

From February to August this year, the Police has recorded 14 atrocities, caused by the mainstream rebels of the NPA, including the recent incident.

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