Friday, November 30, 2018

Rebel killed in Masbate clash with gov't troops

From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 30): Rebel killed in Masbate clash with gov't troops

A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed on Friday morning in an encounter with government soldiers in a remote village in Aroroy, Masbate, a Philippine Army report said.

The troops were on combat patrol when they chanced upon a seven-man NPA group in Barangay Cabasan at around 6:45 a.m., said 1LT Mishel Mitra, 903rd Brigade Civil Military Operations Officer.

In a phone interview, Mitra said a 10-minute firefight took place, during which a rebel was killed and left behind by his companions.

After the brief gun battle, the soldiers were able to recover from the scene a .45-caliber pistol and a claymore mine.

Mitra said no casualty was reported among the government troops.

The body of the slain rebel was brought to the Aroroy police station for identification and documentation.

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