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NPA unit that killed 8 elite cops in Cagayan ambush led by a woman?

May 28, 2013 7:13pm
A female communist rebel may have led the bloodiest attack on police personnel this year, based from the statements of those who survived the ambush that left eight elite policemen dead in Cagayan province.

“That is what we are going to confirm because there is this issue that a woman was seen in that area,” Director Carmelo Valmoria, head of the Philippine National Police's Special Action Force (PNP-SAF), said Tuesday.

The story about the female-led ambuscade cropped up following the testimonies of some of the seven policemen who survived the attack, which occurred Monday morning.

Citing statements from the survivors, Valmoria said a woman was seen leading the recovery of the service firearms of the slain policemen. The rebels were able to cart away 11 assault rifles from the police casualties.

Military records show a certain Ka Selya serves as a sub-leader of the New People's Army (NPA) rebels operating in Cagayan and nearby areas. She was allegedly under the command of Danilo Ben, the NPA leader in the province.
 
It was not clear, however, if it was indeed Ka Selya who led Monday morning's attack.

The ambush occurred at 8:30 a.m. at Capagaran village in Allacapan municipality, about two kilometers from the town's police station.

The 15 ambushed SAF members were on their way to the Allacapan Police Station for a medical examination when they were waylaid by the rebels.

Two SAF officials are under investigation for the attack. — KBK, GMA News
 



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