2 killed, 3 wounded in Cadiz City encounter

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TWO still unidentified armed men were killed and three others were injured at dawn Monday, following an encounter between government troops and a group of six suspected lawless elements in a remote village in the central Philippine city of Cadiz, according to police reports.

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The PNP National Operation Center, in Camp Crame, said that troops of the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion (IB) encountered the six men at around 4:30 a.m in Brgy. Bangquerohan.

The troops responded to a call for help from village officials that some unidentified individuals were firing their guns indiscriminately in the air. A firefight ensued between the troops and the gunmen.

Recovered from the encounter site a homemade .22-caliber firearm loaded with a 5.56mm ammunition. ANTHONY VARGAS

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