CAMP GEN SERVILLANO AQUINO, Tarlac City, Tarlac (DWDD) – An ambush perpetrated by the terrorist group of the New People’s Army (NPA) against the PNP personnel occurred at 6:40 AM of November 22, 2017 in Brgy. Putian, Caranglan, Nueva Ecija.
According to resports, a team from the Police Provincial Security Company (PPSC) of the PNP Nueva Ecija were onboard their mobile vehicle to respond to the killing incident in Sitio RR, Brgy Piut of the same municipality when an undetermined number of NPA terrorist fired on them. A brief firefight ensued wherein the NPA terrorists hurriedly withdrew towards the direction of Banana Island.
Meanwhile, troops of the Philippine Army in the area were all alerted while an investigation by the combined operatives from the PNP-AFP regarding the incident will be conducted.
The Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), together with PNP, will continue to conduct focused military operations (FMO) to ensure the safety and security in the areas affected by the criminal/terrorist groups of the NPA pre-empting their hostile plans against selected targets. NOLCOM PIO / MCAG