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Suspected rebel killed, another captured in Nueva Ecija firefight

/ 03:34 PM March 30, 2016

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija — Government troops killed a suspected rebel, and captured another following a Wednesday morning (March 30) firefight in Nueva Ecija’s Carranglan town.

Army soldiers battled an undetermined number of armed men at 5 a.m. in Sitio Kabisalan, Barangay (village) Digdig. The Army launched the operation after receiving intelligence reports about a New People’s Army presence there.

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Authorities have yet to identify the fatality and the detained suspect.

Senior Supt. Manuel Cornel, Nueva Ecija police director, said the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Battalion and 702nd Brigade, and police officers deployed by the Police Provincial Public Safety were conducting follow up operation as of this posting.  SFM

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