Rebels execute army trooper in Capiz

MANILA, Philippines- an army trooper was executed by a group of New People’s Army (NPA) inside a public cemetery in a remote village in Capiz, Sunday (March 13) after responding to an alleged robbery incident, police reports said.

Reports reaching Camp Crame on Wednesday  identified the army soldier that executed by a group of NPA rebels as Corporal Joebert Glindoro, who is detailed with the army’s 61st Infantry Battalion.

The reports said the army trooper, who was onboard a motorcyle, was responding to a reported robbery incident in Barangay Artuz, in Tapaz town in Capiz on late Sunday afternoon when he was flagged down by a group of 30 rebels.

The army trooper was then brought by the rebels inside a nearby village cemetery where he was shot-twice by the rebels using an M16 rifle killing him on the spot, the reports said.

The rebels then took the soldier’s .45 caliber pistol, a .38 revolver, four hand grenades, a cellular phone and a belt bag containing importante documents before withdrawing towards the director of Barangay Tabon and San Nicolas.

Joint elements of the Tapaz Municipal station and 61st Infantry Battalion are now conducting pursuit operations against the rebels led by a female and belongs to the Central Front Committee, reports said. Anthony Vargas

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