From the Philippine News Agency (Sep 28): 2 Reds killed in clash with gov't troops in Sorsogon
Two suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a clash on Thursday night with Army soldiers in a remote village of Bulan town in Sorsogon, police reported Friday.
Troops of the 31st Infantry Battalion chanced upon a 15-member NPA group in the vicinities of Barangays R. Gerona and Rector at around 6 p.m., according to Police Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib.
The firefight lasted for several minutes that led to the death of two rebels and recovery of M16 and M14 rifles.
Calubaquib said the slain rebels are yet to be identified.
Army troopers are still scouring the areas near the clash site while the police have set up checkpoints in localities where the rebels could have possibly fled.