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2 soldiers hurt in Quezon clash

/ 10:28 AM September 22, 2018

LUCENA CITY – Two Army soldiers were wounded in an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Macalelon town in Quezon province Friday, police said.

A report from the Quezon police identified the victims as Privates Arnold Generalao and Ralph Emerald Magtibay of the Army’s 85th Infantry Battalion.

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The report said a team of soldiers from the Charlie Company was conducting a combat operation when they were ambushed by communist guerrillas in Barangay Vista Hermosa at 12:10 p.m.

The two soldiers suffered bullet wounds and were taken to a hospital in Gumaca town.

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Police reported no casualty from the rebels. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR.

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