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NPA rebel killed in Quezon clash

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 08:08 PM July 25, 2016
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LUCENA CITY, Quezon — A suspected communist rebel was killed in a clash with Army soldiers in Lopez town in Quezon province on Monday, a military official said.

Col. Lenard Agustin, commander of the Philippine Army’s 201st Infantry Brigade operating in Quezon, said soldiers tasked to secure a telecommunication tower and power transmission lines in the town chanced upon a band of New People’s Army rebels, led by one Joseph de los Santos, alias Ka Ken and Ka Bingot, in Barangay De La Paz at 5:30 a.m.

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After a 30-minute gunfight, the rebels retreated and left the body of one of their companions.

Agustin said the slain rebel had yet to be identified as of Monday afternoon.

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Soldiers also recovered an M-16 rifle and a shotgun from the encounter scene.  SFM

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