2 soldiers hurt in Sorsogon ambush

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MANILA, 2Oct2013 (PNA) – Two soldiers assigned to the Army’s 31st Infantry Battalion were wounded when fired upon by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) liquidation squad in Barangay Timbayog, Casiguran town, Sorsogon Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Col. Medel Aguilar, spokesperson of the 9th Infarntry Division, said the incident took place around 3: 30 p.m.

He identified the wounded soldiers as Cpl. Recaña and Pfc. Divinagracia.

Recaña was hit on the right palm while Divinagracia was wounded in his “back-section”.

Both men were aboard a motorcycle when fired upon, he said.

Aguilar said the two soldiers were immediately evacuated to Sorsogon Doctors Hospital in Sorsogon City.

Aguilar added that a civilian was also hurt in the incident.

The latter was identified as as Policarpio Balase of Barangay Dolos, Juban, Sorsogon.

Balase suffered a gunshot wound on his stomach and back portion of his body. (PNA)

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