Close  

3 killed in clash between soldiers, NPA in Davao del Sur

/ 02:15 PM April 26, 2016

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur – Three persons were killed in a clash between soldiers and communist rebels in a remote area of Barangay Astorga here on Monday,  police said Tuesday.

Chief Insp. Robert Caraoa, the town police chief, said government troops under the 39th Infantry Battalion were conducting foot patrol in Sitio Tubison when they encountered  New People’s Army rebels under Commander Jasmin of the Front Committee 51.

ADVERTISEMENT

Caraoa said a rebel, a soldier, and a civilian were killed in the clash.

Davao del Sur is among the Mindanao provinces where the NPA remains active.

FEATURED STORIES

In March 2014, the rebels attacked the Matanao town police station and killed two policemen.

A subsequent clash  led to deaths of at least 9 other people, mostly policemen and soldiers. JE

RELATED STORIES

Army, NPA clash in Mindoro; soldier wounded

Army junior officer, 2 soldiers killed in ComVal clashes vs NPA

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: clash, communist rebels, communists, Davao del Sur, Mindanao, New People’s Army, NPA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.