3 die in NPA attack In Bukidnon prov.

By CHENG ORDONEZ

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Three persons were killed inside their residence in Talakag, Bukidnon province, yesterday, December 1, 2013, by members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA), who fired at a house, where their target for liquidation was staying.

Capt. Christian Uy, spokesman of the 4th Infantry Division, said some 20 NPA members fired at the house of the Yanda households around 3:00 am, at Sitio San Abel, Barangay Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon, killing their target — a certain Eddie Gawahan.

Capt. Uy says two other household members, identified as Jonnel Yanda and Germinia Yanda, were killed by the rebels along with their target.

Gawahan was said to have been subjected for liquidation, following the release of a “letter”, locally known as “Paskil” against Gawahan by the NPA.

Capt. Uy said there was no clear motive in the liquidation of Gawahan, even as he said that the rebels were out to sow fear among the residents, particularly those who refuse to support their ideology.

“It could be purely harassment, as well,” Capt. uy said.

A pursuit operation against the suspects has been launched, Capt. Uy said.

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