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    Philippine rebels launch landmine attack

    REBELS belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA) conducted another landmine attack against a convoy carrying civilians in Davao Del Norte April 4, 2014, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported Saturday.
    The landmine exploded at around 2:30 in the afternoon at Sitio Opao, Palma Gil Village in Talaingod town and targeted a convoy of police personnel and Manila television correspondent Clair Cornelio.
    The said convoy had just come from a relief operation at Sitio Nasilaban of the same village, the report said. No one was hurt in the attack.
    Police and military elements are now combing the area to hunt down the perpetrators of the landmine explosion.
    The AFP condemns the rebel group’s rampant use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as landmines that also puts civilians in danger.
    Early this year, the rebels also exploded a landmine that wounded five civilian medical personnel in Davao Del Sur.
    The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founded by Joma Sison who is in self-exile in The Netherlands.
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