3 soldiers killed in clash with NPA

Rhadyz B. Barcia

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3 soldiers killed in clash with NPA
The Philippine National Police in Bicol says there were also casualties on the communist rebels' side during the Friday morning encounter in Cawayan town, Masbate

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Three soldiers were killed in an encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) in Cawayan town, Masbate, on Friday, August 3.

Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Philippine National Police-Bicol spokesperson, said the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Battalion was on a regular patrol when it was ambushed in Barangay Mactan in Cawayan town by an undetermined number of communist rebels round 8:30 am on Friday.

Calubaquib said that PNP-Bicol did not have the identities of the 3 soldiers who were killed in the clash.

“Our government troops were able to retaliate and repulse against the New People’s Army in a fierce gun battle early morning of Friday where an undetermined number of communist guerrillas were killed according to the report reaching our office,” she said. –

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