Leftist rebels kill army intelligence agent in S. Philippine city

17:22, October 27, 2010      

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Leftist rebels shot and killed an intelligence agent of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a southern Philippine city Tuesday night, a military official on Wednesday said.

Corporal Arvick Borlado succumbed to gunshot wounds in the neck when members of New People's Army hit men on a motorcycle shot him at Carmen village, in the northern Mindanao city of Cagayan de Oro past 7 p.m., Noli Kanashiro, spokesperson of the army's 4th Infantry Division, said.

The victim, an agent of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) was attacked by two armed men using caliber .45 pistols who fled the scene immediately after making sure the soldier was dead, Kanashiro said, adding an investigation is being conducted to determine the other circumstances of the killing.

The 4,000-strong NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines is known to employ hit men called special partisan armed units or SPARUs in assassinating policemen, soldiers and civilian and military officials in urban centers.

Source: Xinhua


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