By: Aurell P. Arais/ Arthur Sapanghari
Malaybalay City- Disguising as government troops by wearing fatigue uniforms, around 30 fully armed New Peoples Army rebels
attacked the police station of Dangcagan, Bukidnon at around 12:40 in the afternoon Sunday June 24 killing one police officer.
In an interview over DXDB, Police Inspector Henry Pañares, Dangcagan PNP chief said two vans without plate number suddenly parked in front the police station and hurled two hand grenades.
two police personnel inside managed to exchange fires with the rebels but unfortunately hitting Senior Police Officer 1 Danilo Noblepranca leading to his death.
Upon realizing that they are undermanned, the other police PO1 Rene Villarias pulled out from the station to save his life.
According to the report, there were
four police on duty during the attacked but the other two were responding to police assistance.
The rebels ransacked the belongings inside the police station and carted away fire M16 armalite rifles, two 9 mm pistols and assorted ammunications and some personal belongings.
The attacked lasted for about 10
Pañares said who are not around during the attacked that he firmly believed that the attackers were the rebels operating on the said area.
Earlier, an intelligence report revealed that government enemy might attack targeting police station and outpost.
Pañares also said that the entire Dangcagan police force composed of only 10 personnel with two women.
The attacked is the second police station raided by the rebels in Bukidnon.
Last year, NPA rebels attacked the police station of Quezon and carted away several firearms and ammunitions.