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CAFGU member killed as rebels harass outpost

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Suspected New People’s Army assassins shot and killed a member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit Sunday and harassed a remote police outpost the next day, all in Brgy. Hinakpan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

CAFGU member Reymond Albarasin Fat was on his way home when he was waylaid and shot dead by four suspected NPA assassins in Sitio Lomorang, Brgy. Hinakapan, Guihulngan City.

Fat, who was assigned at the Imelde detachment, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the, a report of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office said.

Recovered from the scene of incident were 14 empty shells and a live ammunition of a .45 caliber pistol, while the armed suspects fled towards Sitio Bonbon in the barangay.

The next day, suspected NPA rebels also harassed a remote police outpost of the 704th Mobile Company of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion also in Brgy. Hinakpan, Guihulngan City.

However, no one was reported hurt among RMFB 7 troopers.

Police said that the harassment may have been a diversionary tactic of the NPA, who are trying to regain their lost ground in the area.
Guihulngan City Mayor Carlo Jorge Joan Reyes condemned the brutal killing of Fat, who was unarmed and off-duty.

“Let this incident serve to strengthen, all the more, our resolve to end the local armed communist conflict in our city,” Reyes said in the statement he issued.*

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