No casualties in Army-NPA clash in Batangas
LUCENA CITY — Army soldiers and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels clashed on Thursday, Sept. 8, in San Juan town, Batangas province.
The Batangas police reported that patrolling soldiers led by Sergeant Michael De Mesa from the Army’s 201st Infantry Brigade at 3:10 p.m. chanced upon at least 10 alleged communist guerrillas in Barangay Quipot.
The battle lasted for 10 minutes, after which the rebels withdrew. The police reported no casualties on both sides.
The soldiers recovered an unexploded M203 grenade, a bolo, and personal belongings left by the rebels at the encounter site.
Troops have been deployed to pursue the rebels. INQ
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