2 communist rebels killed in ComVal clash with troops

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TAGUM CITY. — At least two communist guerrillas were killed following a clash with government forces in a hinterland village in Montevista, Compostela Valley early Friday, a military official said.

An improvised landmine and an automatic pistol were also recovered after the 3 a.m. firefight in Lebanon village, according to Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Florendo, commander of the army’s 66th Infantry Battalion.

Florendo said a team from the 66th IB’s peace and development outreach program were conducting security patrol when it encountered at least seven armed men believed members of the New People’s Army’s Front Committee 33, resulting in an intense gun battle.

“During clearing operations at daybreak, our troops recovered the bodies of two male NPA guerrillas, as well as an improvised landmine, a .45 pistol, two cellular phones and two backpacks containing the dead rebels’ personal belongings,” Florendo told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by mobile phone, adding no one from the government troops was wounded.

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  • magiting78

    Bakit 2 lang…bakit hnd nyo inubos para matahimik n lahat mga pampagulo lng sa lipunan to..dagdag lng sa problema at gastusin ng pamahalaan tong mga rebelde n ito..sa halip n yung pundo ng napupunta s operasyon laban s knila mapunta n lang sa modernization ng mga armas natin para naman makaporma tau s China ginagawa tayong kawawa ng China..

  • RomyLitz

    Frinston Lim,

    Mag ingat sa report mo na “communists” dahil may mga bloggers dito who said they are not NPA supporters but they are communists. My only question is why only two, it must be music to my ears if they had killed 2 dozens of NPAs, men, women and gays combined.

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