NPA attacks 58-IB elements in Lianga, Surigao Sur
by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan
Butuan City (23 June) -- According to reports, an undetermined number of Communist Terrorists (CTs) believed to be members of FC19a under unknown communist terrorist leader in the vicinity of Purok 5, Barangay San Isidro fired upon members of the Philippine Army.
Said perpetrators were believed to be the same group who fired twice to the troops of Lt. Alipio while conducting military operation for peace and development research. Firefight ensued for more or less 3 minutes while enemy withdraw towards Northeast. There are no reported casualty on the government side and undetermined casualty on the other side.
Info officer of 58th IB confirmed that some residents from Barangay San Isidro, Lianga evacuated due to the encounters.
As of press time, Surigao del Sur Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer (PSWDO) May Navidad Salinas revealed that 62 families and 308 individuals evacuees were now housed at Lianga Gymnasium, Lianga Surigao del Sur. (PIA-Surigao del Sur) [top]