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AFP Redeploying More Forces to NPA-Threatened Localities

Government security forces are massing units to meet an upsurge of communist guerrilla attacks in some areas of the archipelago, a military spokesman said yesterday. The New People’s Army (NPA) is “trying to mass forces” in certain areas, including Northern Luzon and some central islands, Brig. Gen. Eduardo Purificacion said over ABS-CBN. “They take potshots at certain localities where they deem the military is weak,” or “attack or harass certain detachments which are away from” populated areas, he added. Other officials say the NPA has stepped up attacks on so-called “soft” targets such as telecommunications and power facilities. Full Story

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