6 policemen injured in Camarines Sur ambush

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 18) — Several policemen were ambushed Saturday afternoon in Camarines Sur.

A police report said a nine-man team of the 1st Camarines Sur Provincial Mobile Force Company was on their way to a medical mission in Libmanan when they were attacked by armed men believed to be rebels.

The report said the attackers fired upon the policemen and used improvised explosive devices, prompting the troops to return fire. It added, the enemy fled "towards unknown direction" after the shooting incident.

Six policemen were injured namely, PO3 Roland G Hermogeno, PO1 Vladimir Guadalupe, PO1 Roy V. Carbonell, PO1 Eliseo Jomar N. Palaroan, PO1 Daisy Bhel Genova, and PO1 Mikhail Jose P Concina.

All of them were brought to the Mother Seton Hospital in Naga City.

The Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines are still conducting pursuit operations, the report said.