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2 killed, 2 hurt in army clash with NPA rebels

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 11:11 AM May 14, 2016

BACOLOD CITY–Two soldiers were killed and two were injured during an armed clash with the New People’s Army (NPA) at Siti Carbon, Barangay San Isidro, Toboso town, 6:45 a.m. Saturday.

2Lt Ma. Revekka Knothess Roperos, 303rd IB Public Information Officer, said troops from Alpha Company of the 62 Infantry Battalion  encountered at least 10 NPA rebels while conducting combat operations in response to the report of the civilians of the armed rebels presence in the area extorting from the residents.

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The encounter resulted in the killing of 2 soldiers and wounding of 2 others.

The names were withheld because their families had not been notified yet.

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Meanwhile the 62IB is conducting hot pursuit operations against the perpetrators, Roperos said. CDG

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