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Farmer shot dead by
rebels in Isabela

BY GILBERT BAYORAN

Four armed men suspected to be members of the New People’s Army shot and killed a farmer in Sitio Aguntilang, Brgy. Riverside, Isabela, Negros Occidental, Thursday.

The victim was identified by the Isabela police as Rolan Dadlis, 28, of Sitio Aguntilang.

Initial police investigations showed that Dadlis succumbed to two fatal gunshot wounds in the back of his head, after he was shot by one of the four suspects with high-powered firearms.

Four empty shells of an M-16 rifle were recovered at the scene of incident.

1Lt. Von Ryan Gomez, 11th Infantry Battalion Civil Military Operations Officer, said yesterday that Dadlis, a member the National Commission on Indigenous People in Isabela, was mistaken by the NPA to be a military target in the barangay.

Gomez said the four suspects are reportedly under the command of Magno Flores, who is facing a string of murder cases in central Negros.

The summary execution of Dadlis came almost a week after CAFGU member Ricky Camacho was also gunned down by suspected NPA assassins in Brgy. Magballo, Kabankalan City, military said. * GPB

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