NPA-Rizal thwarts attack by 16th IB

7 March 2012
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Red fighters under the Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (New People's Army-Rizal) repulsed attacking forces of the 16th IB on February 9, killing a PFC Agcaoili. The NPA unit was able to retreat without suffering a single casualty.

The NPA unit was then temporarily encamped in Sitio Kinabuan, Barangay Sta. Ines, Tanay, Rizal when the troops attacked at a little past 1 p.m. But the planned attack by the fascist soldiers turned into an offensive against them when the Red fighters fought back. After the NPA was able to hit one of the soldiers, the 16th IB troopers quickly scampered away. The gunbattle lasted for a mere ten minutes but the soldiers were so terrified that they kept on firing their weapons indiscriminately until 4 p.m.

The thwarted 16th IB unit was led by a Lieutenant Bagbag. It had 19 elements as opposed to only 12 Red fighters. Even before the incident, the NPA had been able to monitor the troops conducting combat operations.