Army soldier slain in clash with NPA rebels in Nueva Ecija | Inquirer News

Army soldier slain in clash with NPA rebels in Nueva Ecija

By: - Correspondent / @AMGalangINQ
/ 04:07 PM October 09, 2023

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FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija — A government soldier was killed in an encounter Sunday between troops of the Philippine Army’s 48th Infantry Battalion and alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Nueva Ecija.

A military report said the fatality was Private First Class Sher Nelson Casayuran, who suffered a gunshot wound and was immediately brought to Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center in Cabanatuan City.


Casayuran died while being treated.


The armed encounter ensued after the government troops responded to reports that at least 10 NPA rebels were harassing residents and brandishing their guns in Barangay San Fernando in Laur town.

“We immediately ensures the security of the community, that is why we sent our troops there to verify the information. These communist terrorist group members were armed and had been terrorizing the community, said Major General Andrew Costelo, commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division.

Costelo added: “The Kaugnay Troopers mourn the loss of PFC Casayuran. His bravery, dedication, and heroism will not be forgotten, as he offered his ultimate sacrifice just to protect the people of Laur.”


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