Soldiers kill 2 NPA rebels, 1 a minor, in Davao City clash
DAVAO CITY— A 15-year old schoolboy was one of two communist rebels killed in a clash with soldiers in a hinterland village here last Wednesday.
The slain minor was identified Reglen Malcampo. The other fatality was identified as Renante Dablo, 35.
The two were among the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who engaged soldiers in a firefight in Barangay Tambobong in the Baguio district of this city at around 3:25 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of the Southern Mindanao Police Regional OFfice.
Driz said the families of Malcampo and Dablo identified their bodies at a funeral home in Calinan district here on Thursday.
According to Driz, Malcampo was a fifth grade student from Barangay Patulangon in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, while Dablo was a 35-year old high school graduate also from the same village.
The two were reportedly killed in a firefight when soliders came across a group of rebels, according to Capt. Jerry Lamosao, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division. /atm
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