Militiaman dead, 3 soldiers wounded in Misamis Oriental encounter

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MANILA, Philippines—A militiaman was killed while three soldiers were wounded in an encounter between government troops and communist rebels in Misamis Oriental Wednesday.

The wounded Cafgu was identified as Pedro Gasahan, Lieutenant Colonel Eugenio Osias of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division said.

The injured soldiers were Privates First Class Ruel Sacal, Ric Ignatius and Brix Perea Mao.

The encounter transpired at about 7:30 a.m., when members of the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion responded to reports of extortion by communist rebels to residents.

The encounter lasted until the afternoon.

Pursuit operations were already made against the rebels, Osias said.

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  • Juan_Sipag08

    Unsa man ni klase reporter, wala kahialo asa city or town nahitao ang encounter, pwerte kadako sa Misamis Oriental nga province

  • m1600

    basahin nyo yung title tapos yung article wounded lang yung CAFGU sa article including the 3 soldiers.
    nakakalito ang article ano ba ang difference ng militiamen at cafgu?????

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