25 suspected NPA rebels slain in clash with military in E. Samar | Inquirer News
Close  

25 suspected NPA rebels slain in clash with military in E. Samar

By: - Correspondent / @rdejonINQ
/ 08:19 PM August 16, 2021

At least 25 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a clash with government troopers in Barangay Osmeña, Dolores town, Eastern Samar on Monday, August 16.

ORMOC CITY – At least 25 suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a clash with government troopers in Barangay Osmeña, Dolores town, Eastern Samar on Monday, August 16.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Army, which was assisted by the Philippine Air Force, bombarded the alleged rebels’ camp starting at 4 a.m.

Recovered from the encounter site were the 25 bodies of the suspected rebels, 20 long firearms, one laptop, a .45 pistol, and seven improvised explosive devices.

FEATURED STORIES

Major General Pio Diñoso, 8th Infantry Division commander, said no one died on the part of the government forces.

“Our troops acted on information received from the community which pointed them to the terrorists’ hideout where they manufacture their explosives,” read a statement released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

JPV

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AFP, Air Force, Army, clash, Eastern Samar, Military, NPA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.