Leftist rebels attack road project, torch equipment in Cotabato

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) – Suspected leftist rebels struck anew in southern Philippines early today, burning road construction equipment and several vehicles owned by a local trader, the military said.

Six New People’s Army gunmen swooped down at a quarry site and torched three dump trucks, a mechanical excavator (backhoe) and a pay loader in San Roque village, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato province past 10:30 a.m. local time, according to Colonel Leopoldo Galon, spokesperson of the Eastern Mindanao Command.

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