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Army soldier wounded in Compostela Valley clash

/ 06:31 PM February 11, 2014

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines – A soldier was wounded in a clash with communist rebels in Monkayo and Laak towns in Compostela Valley on Tuesday.

Senior Supt. Camilo Cascolan, Compostela Valley police chief, said that at around 12:30 noon, troops from the 25th IB and about 40 communist rebels under a certain Rebo clashed in Casoon village in Monkayo town, leaving a certain Corporal Baysa wounded in the shoulder.

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Soldiers also recovered M-14 and M-16 rifles, improvised explosive device and pieces of subversive documents.

Earlier, at 10:30 a.m., soldiers belonging to the Army’s 60th Infantry Battalion encountered about 30 New People’s Army rebels in the village of Ampawid in Laak.

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