Soldiers, NPA rebels clash in Surigao del Sur
More News from Frances Mangosing
More News from INQUIRER.net
MANILA, Philippines—Government troops clashed with about 20 New People’s Army rebels in Surigao del Sur Tuesday, a military spokesman said.
Colonel Leopoldo Galon of the Eastern Mindanao Command said a 20-minute firefight ensued after the Army’s Scout Ranger troops on community patrol led by Captain Joven Puyongan encountered the rebels in Barangay Lobo in Cantilan at around 12:30 a.m.
The soldiers recovered one carbine rifle, landmine components, H/H radio, AK47 ammos, three celphones and personal belongings of the rebels, Galon added.
There were no casualties on the government side.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94