New People's Army (NPA) gunmen killed four police officers in Negros Oriental province (Central Visayas region) on Thursday, July 18, a national police statement said. Rebels launched an assault in Ayungon town at 14:30 (local time), killing four officers and looting weapons. Security operations, militant activity, and associated violence and disruptions are likely in Negros Oriental in the near term.
The NPA, a communist rebel group active in the rural areas of central and southern Philippines, recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of their founding.
Individuals in Negros Oriental are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to instruction issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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