IED blast injures 4 soldiers, 3 civilians in Laguna

May 19, 2017 - 7:22 AM
Police and soldiers clear the highway after the Luisiana IED attack. (New5 photo)

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna — Four soldiers and three civilians were injured when an improvised explosive device was detonated by communist rebels Wednesday on the boundary of San Antonio and San Jose villages in Luisiana town, Laguna.

Captain Ace Galorio, information officer of the Army’s 202nd Infantry Brigade, confirmed that New People’s Army guerrillas ambushed troops of the unit who had been deployed to reinforce government forces in Lucban, Quezon Wednesday afternoon.

The soldiers were onboard a truck while the civilians were riding an SUV and a delivery van.

The ambushed troops engaged about 10 rebels in a firefight, driving them off with the help of a V-150 armored vehicle escorting them.