NPA rebels strike again, kill 3 cops in Bulacan

By Dino Balabo, Central Luzon Bureau

HAGONOY, Bulacan—Three members of the Hagonoy Maritime Police Station were killed in an early Halloween raid by suspected communist rebels wearing blue police camouflage uniform on Thursday night.

Chief Inspector Roderick Minong, Hagonoy chief of police, identified the fatalities as Police Officer 1 Teodorico Collado, Police Officer 3 Leonardo Paulino and Senior Police Officer 1 Roberto Dinlasan; while Police Officer 3 Dominador Perlas was wounded in the shoulder and was rushed to nearby Emilio G. Perez Memorial District Hospital but was later transferred to the Orthopedic Hospital in Manila.

Initial investigation showed that all the victims were inside the Maritime Station located at the riverside of Poblacion when seven suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas came aboard a Mitsubishi Adventure van with license plate WLH 161 and started spraying bullets on the police officers. The rebels also carted away seven M-16 rifles before making their escape aboard a motorized boat heading westbound to the Manila Bay.

Perlas, the lone survivor in the attack told investigators that four of the attackers came down from the van wearing blue camouflage uniform just like police officers. Perlas said he was able to shot one of the attackers on the knee.

01/11/2003

Bron : The Manila Times

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