TROOPER WOUNDED IN NPA ATTACK IN ALBAY

MANILA — A soldier was wounded after around five New People’s Army (NPA) fighters fired on his detachment in Daraga, Albay Friday morning.

2nd Infantry Battalion commander Col. Perfecto Peñaredondo, said the NPAs positioned themselves about 300 meters from the detachment before opening fire at 6:35 a.m.

“Sporadic enemy gunfire lasted about one minute that resulted to one of our soldiers slightly wounded,” he said.

The wounded trooper, identified as Sgt. Lorenzo Hernan, given first aid before brought to Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital for further treatment.

Pursuit operations are now ongoing.

Peñaredondo said the attacked detachment is a newly established camp of the 22nd Infantry Battalion.

They just moved in to Barangay San Ramon, Daraga, Albay last Feb. 12. PNA/northboundasia.com