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Police say rebel killed in clash with soldiers in Masbate town

/ 07:30 PM November 06, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY — Police on Wednesday announced the killing of what they said was a communist guerrilla in a clash with soldiers in the town of Milagros, Masbate province.

Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said the identity of the New People’s Army member was not yet determined.

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She said soldiers were on patrol when they chanced upon a group of suspected NPA rebels at the village of San Antonio here around 6:30 a.m.

She said police recovered rebel firearms including a World War II-era Carbine and Armalite rifles.

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Checkpoints were set up and more soldiers were sent to the area to run after rebels who fled after the clash. Mar S. Arguelles/TSB

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