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2 cops wounded in Mountain Province clash with NPA rebels

By |, Vincent Cabreza

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—At least two policemen were wounded in a firefight with suspected communist rebels in Mountain  Province on Thursday morning, a top Cordillera police official said.

Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, regional police director, said the clash between a team of policemen and about 25 suspected New People’s Army rebels broke out at 7:40 a.m. in the boundary of Barangay Aguid in Sagada  and Barangay Mainit in the capital town of Bontoc.

Magalong did not identify the wounded policemen, saying he was waiting for more details about the clash.

He said the police had been tracking rebel movements in Mountain Province following the June 28 attack on a group of police trainees in Tadian town.

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