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Soldier, 2 NPA rebels killed in Silay City clash

/ 06:57 PM August 20, 2021
Soldier, 2 NPA rebels killed in Silay City clash

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BACOLOD CITY – A soldier and two suspected communist rebels were killed in an encounter in Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City at around 6 a.m. on Friday, August 20.

Maj. Cenon Pancito III, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, declined to identify the slain soldier until the family was informed.

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Based on the investigation, soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion engaged 10 suspected New People’s Army rebels of the Northern Negros Front in a 35-minute firefight.

The remains of the fatalities were turned over to the Silay police.

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Recovered from the encounter site were an M-16 rifle, a backpack, and cellphones, among others.

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