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Zambo clash army claims 2 rebs killed

/ 12:53 AM May 15, 2017

ILIGAN CITY—The Army claimed two communist rebels were killed in a clash with government soldiers in Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibu-gay on Saturday.

Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesperson for the Army’s First Infantry Tabak Division, said soldiers of the 44th Infantry Battalion clashed with at least 30 rebels in the village of Guinoman.

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Two rebels, identified only as Henry and Tibo, both of the Mindanao Regional Party Committee, were killed, Herrera said.

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Soldiers recovered an AK-47 rifle and an M-16 Armalite from the slain rebels.

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Two militiamen were also wounded in the clash.

Brig. Gen. Rolly Bautista, commander of the First Infantry Division, said the clash took place after civilians and local officials reported the presence of communist rebels in Sitio Malagak in Guinoman. —RICHEL V. UMEL

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