Alleged NPA rebels attack gov't troops in ComVal

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 01 2014 05:04 PM | Updated as of Feb 02 2014 01:04 AM

MANILA -- Armed men suspected to be members of the New People's Army (NPA) attacked police and military camps in Mabini town, Compostela Valley on Friday evening, authorities said.

The suspected rebels attacked the Compostela Valley Provincial Public Safety Company and Cabuyoan patrol base of the 72nd Infantry Battalion at around 8 p.m.

Government troops fired back, resulting in a firefight that lasted for about 25 minutes.

There was no reported casualty from both sides.

Recovered from the area were bullet slugs from M-16 and M-14 rifles.

The police and the military in the area are now on heightened alert following the incidents. -- Report from Paul Palacio, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao