20 Mar '11, 6am

#singapore news: Two dead in daring Philippines rebel attack: DAVAO, Philippines: Communist rebels killed two of...

#singapore news: Two dead in daring Philippines rebel attack: DAVAO, Philippines: Communist rebels killed two of...

DAVAO, Philippines: Communist rebels killed two officers and wounded another in an audacious raid on a police station in the southern Philippines, an official said Sunday. A group of New People's Army (NPA) guerrillas swooped down on the police station on Panabo City on Mindanao island late Saturday, triggering a 30-minute gunbattle, regional police spokesman Superintendent Querubin Manalang said. "It was a brazen attack when government is currently negotiating a peace deal with them. It is cowardice on their part," Manalang told reporters. He said two officers, including a senior inspector, were killed, while a militiaman deputised by the police was wounded. He said the rebels fled after soldiers from a nearly army detachment arrived to reinforce the overwhelmed police station. The NPA is the armed unit of the underground Communist Party of the Philippines, which has been...

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