Communist rebels attack Philippine police stations, one wounded
Communists rebels raided two police stations in the southern Philippines, wounding one officer and carting away more than a dozen firearms, a police official said Sunday, the dpa reported.
The guerrillas, numbering around 60, took over the police stations in the towns of General Luna and Dapa in the southern province of Surigao del Norte on Saturday evening.
Senior Superintendent Benhur Monggao, provincial police chief, said the rebels simultaneously attacked the police stations and ransacked their armouries.
"The rebels carted away a total of 14 firearms and communication equipment," he said. "At least one policeman was also wounded in the attack."
Communist rebels have been fighting the Philippine government since the late 1960s, making the movement one of the longest-running leftist insurgencies in Asia.