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2 rebels killed, high-powered guns seized in Camarines Sur clash

LEGAZPI CITY Two suspected communist rebels were killed and 12 high-powered firearms were recovered in an encounter with the government troops in Sagñay town in Camarines Sur province on Monday morning.

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Captain John Paul Belleza, Philippine Army’s 9th Infantry Division public affairs chief, said the police and the Army’s 83rd Infantry Battalion had a 30-minute firefight with at least 20 members of the New People’s Army in Barangay Bongalon at around 10:45 a.m.

Authorities recovered two bodies of still unidentified rebels, eight M16 rifles, two M14 rifles, two M653 rifles, bullets, magazines and other personal belongings.

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Lieutenant Colonel Clark Dalumbar, the battalion commander, said in a report that their troops checked the area after receiving information about the rebels trying to recruit new members.

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