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Suspected NPA rebel dead in Camarines Norte clash

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 12:15 PM March 03, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY — A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) member was killed on Sunday morning in a clash with members of the police mobile force in a remote village in Basud town in Camarines Norte province, a police report said.

Chief Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said police troops, while on internal security operation around 6 a.m., engaged a 15-man NPA group at Purok (zone) 1 Barangay (village) Tuaca.

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A 5-minute firefight ensued that led to the killing of the still unidentified NPA rebel.

Recovered from the scene were a .45 caliber handgun, carbine rifle, and a hand grenade.

Policemen were still tracking down the rebel group that fled in the neighboring village as of Sunday noon. /lzb

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