200 families flee as soldiers, NPA rebels clash in Davao del Norte

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MANILA, Philippines—Nearly 200 families fled their homes in Davao del Norte following an encounter between communist rebels and government troops, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday night.

The encounter transpired past noon Thursday in Sitio Mamaon in Pinamuno village, Sitio Mamalian in Datu Balong village, and Purok Sentro in Monte Dujali village in San Isidro town.

The evacuees took temporary shelter at their village halls. In Pinamuno, there were 73 families that evacuated, 42 in Datu Balong, and 75 in Monte Dujali.

As of 9 p.m. Friday, all residents in the said areas have been evacuated, the NDRRMC said.

A soldier from the 10th Infantry Battalion was wounded in the clash.

Reports said that around 300 New People’s Army rebels were spotted in Monte Dujali village conducting checkpoints prior to the incident, the NDRRMC said.

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  • Datukalun

    For whatever reason during clashes like this Civilians always run and help to the government side food shelter medicine and protection.Well many civilians actually hates the NPA then some of the very few that likes them.. NPA is really a parasite for us causing havoc and chaos for our people and country and our economy.But We must not be afraid We have to join hand in hands to eliminate this CHINA’S revolutionary arms in the Philippines.Because My relatives was also became one of their victims including some friends and neighbors in Quezon and in Bicol..They will just come giving you short notice to sleep their have dinner breakfast even how much you hate it but you cant do nothing but feed them.

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