Soldier killed in clash with rebels in Sorsogon | Inquirer News

Soldier killed in clash with rebels in Sorsogon

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 01:40 PM May 30, 2015

LEGAZPI CITY – An Army soldier was killed and another was wounded in a clash on Saturday with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village in the town of Gubat town in Sorsogon, a Philippine Army officer said.

Captain Marjorie Panesa, public affairs chief of the Army’s 9th Infantry Division based in Bicol, said a 9-man Army team were on a “Bayanihan” mission in Barangay (village) Benguet, Gubat, at about 8:30 a.m. on Saturday when they chanced upon a group of about 10 communist rebels.

The encounter led to a firefight that killed a member of the Army team and wounded another, Panesa said.

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Panesa said they could not release the names of the slain and wounded soldiers because they had yet to inform the families of the victims.

The communist rebels fled following a five-minute firefight, she said, adding that Army troopers were in hot pursuit operation.

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