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13 Dec 2019 | 04:42 PM UTC

Philippines: One police officer killed in attack in Borongan City December 13

Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) militants kill one police officer, wound five others in Borongan City December 13; similar incidents possible over the near term

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Event

At least one police officer was killed and five others wounded in a suspected New People's Army (NPA) attack in Borongan City (Eastern Samar province) on Friday, December 13. The incident occurred at approximately 14:53 (local time) when an unspecified number of militants ambushed a police patrol. The militants reportedly detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) and exchanged gunfire with the officers.

Similar attacks are likely in Borongan City over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Borongan City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.