Security forces across the Philippines have been placed on high alert following a spike in New People’s Army (NPA) guerrilla attacks over the past week.
The Negros Occidental Police went on high alert status on 28 November following small-arms and improvised-explosive-device (IED) attacks across the Visayas in central Philippines, and in Mindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Eastern Mindanao Command placed its forces on high alert on 24 November. On the same day, one policeman was killed and 10 were wounded after NPA guerrillas fired at them in Maasin, Iloilo. On 22 November, three policemen were injured by an IED, allegedly planted by the NPA in Sibalom, Antique, in the Visayas.
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