6 cops killed in clash with communist rebels in Cagayan

CAGAYAN, Philippines (UPDATED) – Six policemen were killed and 8 others wounded during a clash with communist rebels in Baggao town in this province on Tuesday, February 16.

Efren Sorita, a resident of Baggao, said the firefight could be heard even from a distance.

Equipment burned include a backhoe, bulldozer, and trucks owned by Brostan Company, a contractor of the NIA. 

Police Chief Superintendent Ranier Idio, PNP Regional Director of Police Regional Office 2 in the Cagayan Valley Region, said pursuit operations are being conducted by reinforcing troops from the Cagayan Provincial Public Safety Company and RPSB backed by two UH1H helicopter gunships of the PAF.