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4 Reds killed in Sorsogon clash

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 12:23 PM December 15, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY — At least four suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed when a firefight broke out between Army soldiers and the rebels on Sunday morning in Matnog town in Sorsogon province.

Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said clash started around 7:15 a.m and was still on-going in Barangay (village) Calpi as of Sunday noon.

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Report said a platoon of Army soldiers chanced upon a 60-man NPA group led by Arnel Estiller, aka “Mando,” of the NPA Larangan 2 operating in Sorsogon.

Apart from the four still unidentified fatalities, government forces also found four high powered firearms, including an M203 rifle, the report said.

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Police checkpoints were set up in strategic areas and police forces were on standby for possible reinforcement, Calubaquib said.

Edited by JE
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