Soldiers find explosives, grenade after clash with NPAs in Albay
GUINOBATAN, Albay—Government troops have recovered several improvised explosive devices with denoting wires and a hand grenade after an encounter with suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in Bololo village here on Friday afternoon, military said Saturday.
Brigadier General Claudio Yucot, Commanding Office of 901st Infantry Brigade based in Villahermosa in Daraga town, said the soldiers under 83rd Infantry Battalion were conducting a patrol when they discovered an encampment site supposedly used by the rebels.
While on the site, more or less 15 rebels opened fire at the soldiers which led to a firefight.
“The exchange of fire between the NPA led by Ramon Adonis aka ‘Ambo’ and government troops only lasted for ten minutes,” Yucot said.
No one was killed or hurt on both sides.
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