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Battle rages between AFP soldiers and NPA rebels in Davao del Sur

/ 01:37 PM April 21, 2018

DIGOS CITY – Soldiers clashed with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote area of Barangay Astorga in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur on Saturday.

The clash started around 11:45 a.m. and was continuing, according to Lieutenant Colonol Rhojun Rosales, commander of the Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion.

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Rosales said there had been no reported casualty so far.

The clash took place while soldiers were conducting operation in the hinterlands of Astorga in search of communist rebels who figured in an earlier firefight in Barangay Goma here.

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The Astorga incident was the second encounter between soldiers and NPA rebels that took place in Davao del Sur this week.

On Wednesday, a clash took place in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur, which left two rebels dead.

Two firearms were recovered in that clash, along with the bodies of the two rebels.

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