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Two troops hurt as rebels raid airport construction site in Albay Benjamin B. Pulta 05/20/2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Two troops hurt as rebels raid airport construction site in Albay

Benjamin B. Pulta 05/20/2012
Two soldiers were wounded as a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided an airport construction site in Albay province on Friday night, the military reported.

Col. Arthur Ang, 901st Infantry Brigade commander, said eight rebels swooped down on the site and opened fire on his 12 soldiers guarding the facility in Barangay Alobo, Daraga around 9:35 p.m.

Despite the surprise attack, the soldiers were able to repulse the communist fighters.

Two soldiers identified only as Pfcs.Gapayao and Cornal, both of the 2nd Infantry Division, were wounded during the attack. They are now in stable condition at a local hospital, Ang said..... MORE

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