5 killed in NPA attack

Communist rebels attack an agro-forest corporation in Agusan del Sur, killing 5 workers and burning heavy equipment

MANILA, Philippines – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked and killed 5 workers and burned heavy equipment of an agro-forest corporation in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, Tuesday morning.

Maj Leo Bongosia, spokesman of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said the rebels, who came on board two trucks, attacked the Sienna Lyn Corp in Barangay Remedios at around 9:30 am Tuesday, burning 5 heavy equipment such as tractors.

The rebels also shot and killed 5 male workers, Bongosia said.

The Army has yet to identify the victims since investigators are still in the area as of posting. Bongosia described the place as isolated.

“They were shot and killed. We also received information that the victims were elderly, senior citizens, but we are still confirming this,” Bongosia added. – Rappler.com

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