2 Soldiers Helping in Earthquake Ops in Abra Killed in NPA Ambush

2 Soldiers Killed, 1 Missing after an Ambush by NPA while Helping in Abra

Two (2) soldiers were killed in an ambush by the National People’s Army (NPA) while helping in a disaster operation in Abra.

The NPA reportedly targeted government personnel assisting the earthquake-devastated Abra province. The 24th infantry battalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo Garcia III, stated in a statement that the soldiers were en route to supplement existing forces in the Baay-Licuan town of Abra for a disaster response operation.

Soldiers Abra Ambush

According to the Army, the military personnel were attacked at Barangay Gacab in Malibcong, Abra. According to the report, at least two soldiers perished, while another was reported missing.

Garcia declared that they strongly denounce the Communist Terrorist Group’s heinous act. He continued by assuring everyone—especially the families of our soldiers—that they will seek out the offenders and bring them to justice.

As a result, the claimed troops’ identities have not yet been made public. BGen. The CTG members were forewarned by Audrey Pasia, Commander of the PA’s 5th Infantry Division located in Gamu, Isabela, that the army men would not relent until justice was served to their victims.

“This gruesome ambush against our soldiers in disaster response mode is another proof of their cruelty and inhumanity to our countrymen,” said Pasia.

 “We offer our condolences to the bereaved families of our troops. I assure you that the sacrifices of our troops will not be put in vain and will serve justice!” he added.

Pasia added, “We promise our people in Abra and other earthquake-affected areas that the Disaster Response Operations of your soldiers will continue in spite of the CTG’s nefarious deed.” At 10:59 p.m., a magnitude 6.4 earthquake rocked Abra. this Tuesday.

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