Thursday, April 11, 2013

Leftist rebel killed, 3 cops wounded in Bukidnon clash

From Rappler (Apr 11): Leftist rebel killed, 3 cops wounded in Bukidnon clash

A leftist rebel was killed while three policemen were wounded as fighting erupted Thursday, April 11, in Bukidnon.

Troops under 104th Regional Public Safety Battalion and policemen were patrolling in the outskirt of Sagaran village Talakag, Bukidnon when they encountered undetermined number of New People’s Army rebels, said provincial police commander director Senior Superintendent Orlando Binas.

A brief fire-fight ensued, leaving a guerrilla dead and three of his men injured, said Binas.

"There's an on-going pursuit operation. Those wounded cops are now out of danger," he said.

The 4,000-strong NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines is fighting a leftist insurgency that has killed over 40,000 people in 60 Philippine provinces since 1969.

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