Soldier killed in shootout with alleged NPA members in Samar town

Soldier killed in shootout with alleged NPA members in Samar town

/ 06:55 PM June 10, 2024

Gov’t soldier dead, another hurt in clash with NPA in Samar

A soldier is killed in what authorities say was a shootout with alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in San Jose de Buan town, Samar, on Sunday, June 9, 2024. INQUIRER FILES

TACLOBAN CITY — A soldier was killed in what authorities said was a shootout with alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in San Jose de Buan town, Samar over the weekend.

The alleged encounter happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.

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Corporal Marvin Calvintos was hit in his abdomen during the two-minute gunfight.

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The soldiers were in the area as part of their security patrol.

San Jose de Buan is one of the towns in Samar where there are still sightings of the NPA.

The 8th Infantry Division, which is based in Catbalogan City, Samar, lauded Calvintos for the “ultimate sacrifice” amid the battle against the communist rebels.

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