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04 Nov 2019 | 12:24 PM UTC

Philippines: IED blast reported in Quezon November 3

Philippines News Alert

Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast kills one soldier in Quezon November 3; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/6/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Santa Rosa, Quezon

Event

An improvised explosive device (IED) killed one soldier in Santa Rosa (Quezon province) at around 16:30 (local time) on Sunday, November 3. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of Monday, November 4, but police suspect the involvement of the New People's Army (NPA).

A heightened security presence is expected in the area of the incident area over the coming hours and days. Avoid the area.

Context

The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPA). The NPA - made up of an estimated 3200 fighters as of the end of 2015 - has waged an insurgency in the country for nearly 50 years.

Advice

Individuals in Quezon are advised to avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments..

 

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