Cop killed, another wounded in clash with NPA in Pangasinan

July 29, 2017 - 12:29 PM

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — A policeman was killed and another wounded in a clash against New Peole’s Army guerrillas in San Nicolas town, Pangasinan Friday.

Police reports said the Public Safety Battalion of the Region 1 police was conducting a combat operation when it engaged the rebels in a two-hour along the boundary of Barangays Sta. Maria and Malico, near the border with Nueva Vizcaya province around 9:20 a.m.

The fatality was identified as Police Officer 2 Aries Tamondong. Wounded was PO2 Joneilon Marius Bagcal.

Police and Army reinforcements pursued the rebels and are still tracking them as of this posting.

Authorities said the rebels may also have suffered casualties as indicated by bloodstains on their withdrawal route.