1 NPA, 1 Cafgu killed in Quezon, Camarines Sur
LUCENA CITY, Philippines – A suspected New People’s Army guerrilla and a member of the Citizens’ Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (CAFGU) were killed in an encounter in Quezon and in an ambush in Camarines Sur on Sunday, a regional military spokesman said Monday.
Major Angelo Guzman, spokesperson of the Southern Luzon Command (Solcom), said the still unidentified rebel was killed in an encounter with soldiers from the Army’s 74th Infantry Battalion in Barangay (the village of) San Vicente Kanluran in Catanauan, Quezon.
Citing a field report, he said the clash between government troopers and an estimated 15 rebels happened on Sunday afternoon. The rebels left behind an M16 rifle and an improvised explosive device. No soldier was hurt during the encounter.
Earlier on Sunday in Camarines Sur, Cafgu member Alan Madrilejos, 39, was shot to death by an unidentified gunman believed to be an NPA hitman in the village of Centro Casay of Lupi town. The victim was with another Cafgu member when the attack happened. But the other paramilitary man was able to evade the attack.
Guzman said the two paramilitary men were on their way to the market to buy food provisions for their detachment.
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