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4 NPA rebels slain in clash with gov’t troops

/ 03:06 PM November 30, 2018

MALAPATAN, SARANGANI – At least four alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with the 73rd Infantry Battalion (IB) in Barangay Upper Suyan here around 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Lt. Col. Marion Angcao, 73rd IB commanding officer, said on Friday the slain rebels were members of the communist Guerilla Front 71.

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They were seen near the site where health workers from the province were doing their three-day mass vaccination program because of the reported measles outbreak that killed 18 children.

The military, however, could not yet identify the bodies at the encounter site. ORLANDO B. DINOY

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