Tuesday, August 7, 2018

2 suspected Reds killed in Agusan Sur clash — military

From GMA News (Aug 6): 2 suspected Reds killed in Agusan Sur clash — military

Two suspected New People's Army rebels were killed following a clash with government security forces in Agusan del Sur over the weekend, a regional military officer said Monday.

Captain Anthony Pueblas of the Army's 402nd Brigade's civil military operations, said the encounter erupted around 5 a.m. Sunday at Purol 4 in Barangay Oro in Esperanza town.

Involved in the five-minute clash were elements of the Army's 23rd Infantry Battalion and rebels belonging to the
Guerilla Front 88 of the NPA's North Central Mindanao Regional Command.

The operating troops recovered a 9-mm pistol aside from the bodies of the slain rebels, Pueblas said.

The bodies were brought to the barangay center. There were no reported government casualties.


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