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5 NPA rebels slain, soldier hurt in Bohol village gunfight

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 02:42 PM May 25, 2021

A flag bearing the logo of the NPA was recovered in an encounter. Photo from the Philippine Army

TAGBILARAN CITY –– Five suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed, while a soldier was wounded in a gunfight Tuesday, May 25 in Barangay Cabacnitan, Bilar town in Bohol.

1 Lt. Elma Grace Remonde, spokesperson of the Civil-Military Operation Officer of the 47th Infantry (Katapatan) Battalion, said the government troops conducted a security operation  around 5:30 a.m. in the area when they encountered at least 11 armed men

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Cabacnitan, which has a population of at least 800 residents, is located at the boundary of Bilar and the neighboring town of Batuan.

The clash ended around 7:30 a.m.

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