3 wounded as leftist rebels attack army outpost in S. Philippines

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At least three people, including a civilian, were wounded when leftist rebels attacked a remote army outpost in southern Philippines Wednesday night, the military said Thursday.

About 50 New People's Army rebels onboard two stolen logging trucks swooped down at a patrol base of the Philippine army in Cambagang village, Maragusan town, in Compostela Valley province, Philippine Army Spokesman Emmanuel Garcia said in a statement.

Troops guarding the detachment fought back and drove off the attackers after a 30-minute gunfight. Two soldiers and a civilian were hurt and rushed to a local hospital.

The attack at the outpost came just barely two months after NPA insurgents launched an attack in the same town against a convoy of soldiers and local election inspectors transporting results of the May polls, killing six and wounding over a dozen persons, mostly government troops.

Source: Xinhua


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