Suspected New People's Army (NPA) gunmen killed a police officer and wounded another in an ambush in Motiong municipality (Samar province) on Monday, March 11. Similar NPA attacks targeting security forces are possible in Samar province over the near term.
The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), founded in 1969, that seeks to bring a communist revolution to the Philippines through revolutionary taxation and guerrilla insurgency. The group is mainly active in Mindanao and has been designated as a terrorist group by the US, EU, and the Philippines.
Individuals in Samar province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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