Army says 8 NPA guerrillas killed in Negros Oriental clash
BACOLOD CITY—At least eight New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas were killed in a clash with soldiers in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Tuesday (March 23), the Philippine Army said.
Maj. Cenon Pancito III, public affairs office chief of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, said the clash lasted for at least three hours.
Pancito said soldiers from the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion were checking reports about the presence of armed men in the city when they chanced upon a group of at least 40 guerrillas.
After the gunfight, Pancito said soldiers found the bodies of the guerrillas and 11 high-powered guns.
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