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3 soldiers hurt in Isabela gunbattle

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 01:47 PM March 01, 2016

SAN MARIANO, Isabela — Three Army soldiers were hurt on Tuesday in an hour-long skirmish with suspected New People’s Army rebels in Barangay (village) Tappa here, military reports said.

The rebels attacked a community patrol at 4:30 a.m., injuring 1st Lt. Randy Alog and two soldiers identified only as PFC Abing and PFC Binoya, members of the 86th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army’s 5th Infantry Division.

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Two rebels were also wounded and were dragged away by their comrades when the group withdrew.

At press time, reinforcement platoons have been pursuing the rebels.

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