Alleged NPA rebel killed in Davao clash | Inquirer News

Alleged NPA rebel killed in Davao clash

/ 06:26 PM September 17, 2018

DAVAO CITY — An alleged leader of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in a firefight with government troops in a hinterland village here on Sunday, the military said Monday.

Viva Albert Abenua, alias Ivy, died following a 30-minute gunbattle with soldiers in Barangay Baracatan, Toril district, according to Capt. Jerry Lamosao, 10th Infantry Division public affairs officer.

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Lamosao said soldiers of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion were on combat patrol when they clashed with a group of rebels at 10:45 a.m., leading to the death of Abenua, 37, a resident of Agusan del Sur and alleged commanding officer of the NPA’s Pulang Bagani Company (PBC) 3.

No soldier was hurt in the incident, Lamosao said.

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Aside from the slain rebel leader’s body, soldiers also recovered at the site of encounter an M16 rifle, an AK-47 rifle, eight magazines loaded with bullets for the two rifles, four detonator switches, medical equipment, medicines, and various personal documents. /ee

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