MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — Troopers of the 66th Infantry Battalion securing the elections in Compostela Valley were attacked by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels with an improvised explosive device (IED) Monday afternoon.
The incident took place 1 p.m., said 10th Infantry Division public affairs office chief Capt. Rhyan Batchar.
This took place at Sitio Ambawan, Brgy. OsmeÃ±a, Compostela Municipality, Compostela Valley.
No soldier was killed nor hurt in the IED explosion.
The NPAs quickly fled leaving behind a 50-meter electrical wire and eight dry cell batteries.
Pursuit operations are now ongoing as of this posting. (PNA)