Suspected NPA member dead in Camarines Sur clash
NAGA CITY – A suspected member of New People’s Army was killed in an encounter with military troops before dawn Friday in Garchitorena town in Camarines Sur province.
Police reports said soldiers under the military’s 83rd Infantry Battalion encountered about 20 NPA members while patrolling in Sitio (sub-village) Pagsurungan in Barangay (village) Lidong around 5 a.m.
The body of the still unknown rebel was found later in the site where the soldiers and rebels engaged in a short firefight.
There was no casualty among the government soldiers.
Also recovered in the site were two M16 rifles and an M203 grenade launcher. STEPHANIE FLORIDA
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