2 killed in Camarines Norte NPA ambush

Posted at 04/29/12 5:18 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A soldier and a civilian got killed after several members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked the barangay hall of Maot, Labo in Camarines Norte on Sunday.

Reports said members of the NPA opened fire while the 49th Infantry Battalion was conducting a peace and development mission.

The civilian casualty was identified as Francisco Rualez, 49 years old. The soldier was not named.

A certain Sergeant Ojeda and another civilian, on the other hand, were rushed to Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital.

Authorities have yet to confirm whether there are other casualties. – from a report by Jonathan Magistrado, ABS-CBN News Bicol