Violent assault by guerilla insurgents in Negros Occidental, Philippines

Heavily armed suspected communist insurgents attacked a truck carrying police and village guards, leaving 9 people dead and wounding at least 6 others near the rural mountain town of La Castellana in Negros Occidental in the central Philippines. Police suspect that the communist New People's Army (NPA) is responsible for the attack. Travellers to some of the remote areas of the Philippines should check with local security personnel for advice on personal security during overland travel.

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