2 NPA rebels killed in Catanduanes clash

A+
A
A-

MANILA, Philippines—Two communist rebels were killed in an encounter with government troops in Catanduanes Friday afternoon, the Philippine Army said.

Reports from 9th Infantry Division Commander Major General Romeo Calizo said troops from the 83rd Infantry Battalion encountered about 14 New People’s Army rebels in Manambrag village in San Andres town at about 3:30 p.m.

The firefight lasted for about 10 minutes, and the rebels fled in different directions.

Recovered from the site were one M635 rifle, one M14 rifle, 15 assorted ammunition, explosive device, cellphone and documents.

Pursuit operations were being conducted by the government troops.

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