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1 Cop killed, 7 others wounded in alleged NPA attack

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A POLICE officer was killed while seven others were injured in an alleged attack by members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the town of Magpet in Cotabato province Monday evening. The Cotabato provincial police, in a report, said the cops were on board two vehicles conducting patrol operations in Barangay Doles and the Poblacion area when a landmine exploded nearby, followed immediately by a burst of gun fire. The policemen retaliated and a gun battle ensued. The attackers are believed to be led by a certain Commander Alon. The fatality was identified as Police Officer 1 Christopher Anadon, who was driving one of the vehicles.—Carmelito Q. Francisco and Vince Angelo C. Ferreras

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