5 Cops Killed in Attack by NPA Guerrillas in Labo, Philippines

Published March 26, 2021

5 Cops Killed in Attack by NPA Guerrillas in Labo, Philippines

Five cops were killed in an attack by New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Labo, Philippines on Friday.

Two officers were also wounded in the attack by insurgents in Labo, a remote village in Labo town in Camarines Norte province, about 200 km south-east of Manila.

The cops were on patrol in the village of Dumagmang when they encountered a group of guerrillas, triggering the firefight.

There were no reports of casualties from the side of the guerrillas.

Earlier in the month, fascist president Rodrigo Duterte ordered police and military to murder left-wing revolutionaries.

Guerrillas have been fighting the Philippine government since the late 1960s, making the movement one of the longest-running leftist insurgencies in the world.