Alleged communist rebels attacked a police station, a Globe cells site and a mining firm in Tubay, Agusan del Norte Monday, two days before the start of their self-imposed five-day Christmas truce.
Reports reaching Camp Crame said that the first raid was conducted against the San Roque Mining firm where the rebels took two M16 rifles, three.38 revolvers, two shotguns and a 9mm from the security guard on duty.
While the group of rebels -said to be composed of around 30 to 40 guerrillas -was ransacking the mining firm around 12:15 a.m., Fajura said another group of rebels also attacked the Tubay Police Station where they were able to take the service firearm of the police duty officer.
Senior Supt. Nestor Fajura, operations officer of the CARAGA Region Police, said that the rebels only took a 9mm in the police station as the other officers on duty were able to leave the police station before the raiders received inside the station.
The official, however, stressed that the cops did not flee but merely went to the back of the police station storeroom where they armed themselves with the high-powered firearms.
After the Tubay police station raid, the rebels dropped by a Globe cell site and set fire on its communication tower.
The official, however, said that facilities were not totally damaged as the now heavily-armed responding policemen forced the rebels to retreat.