Soldier hurt in clash with rebels in Camarines Sur
LEGAZPI — A soldier was wounded during an encounter Friday with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in Presentacion town in Camarines Sur province.
In a report, the Philippine Army said troops from the 83rd Infantry Battalion clashed at 5:50 a.m. with 10 armed men in Barangay Ayugao.
An unnamed soldier was wounded during the encounter, and brought to a hospital for treatment.
Government forces recovered an M14 rifle and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the clash site.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Rodito Gotladera, the battalion commander, said in another report that five NPA rebels surrendered Thursday to government forces.
The unnamed rebels also turned over the three IEDs, two M16 rifles, 40 bullets for a 5.56 mm, a short steel magazine, a plastic magazine, a long plastic magazine, and a communist flag. INQ
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