EASTERN SAMAR – Communist rebels have used “sniping” as combat tactic at advancing government soldiers which have launched a series of combat operations to destroy rebel activities in the mountains of Eastern Samar.
Rebel group Efren Martires Command of the New People’s Army-Eastern Visayas (EFC NPA-EV) said Thursday in a statement posted at the internet, a soldier of a 12-man squad of the 46th IB was wounded by an NPA sniper operation in Barangay Patag, Maydolong, Eastern Samar last March 5 at 11:30 a.m.
The soldier was hit on the right hip and evacuated by helicopter the next day at 10:00 a.m.
The rebel command said the people in the rural areas have been harassed by government soldiers. [BicolToday.com]