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1 soldier hurt, 1 rebel killed in armed clash in Oriental Mindoro

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 02:54 PM January 31, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A soldier was wounded while one rebel was killed during an armed clash between government forces and a communist terrorist group in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro Friday morning.

According to a police report,  soldiers encountered about 15 communist terrorists while conducting combat operations at 8:55 a.m. in Brgy. Happy Valley, where the rebels were said to be encamped.

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Both forces exchanged fire for about 15 minutes, after which the rebel forces retreated towards the north direction.

One soldier, Corporal Froilan Yakak sustained a gunshot wound on his right shoulder, while a rebel, who is still unidentified, was killed during the clash.

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Government forces recovered one caliber .45 gun and two magazines; three magazines for M-16 rifle; 200 rounds for M-60; 100 rounds for M-16 rifle, two pieces of improvised explosive devices; other personal belongings; and subversive documents, the report said.

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