2 Marines hurt in NPA attack in Palawan
MANILA – Two members of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 sustained minor injuries after they were attacked allegedly by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Wednesday.
Authorities said the troops were conducting clearing operations in the area when a firefight erupted at around 6:45 p.m.
The rebels retreated after the brief gunfight. No arrests were made.
Military officials declined to name the injured soldiers because their families have not yet been informed.
They were brought to the Western Mindanao Command hospital for treatment.
The military suspects that the NPA rebels acted in retaliation because some of their comrades were arrested in Palawan in the past months. -- Report from Romy Luzares, dzMM