5 NPA members killed in Batangas encounter

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CAMP G. NAKAR, Lucena City: Five suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter on Wednesday with the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air Force in Barangay Mataas na Pulo, Nasugbu, Batangas, said Maj. Francisco Mangubat, Commander of the 730th Combat Group. Two civilians were wounded in the clash, identified as Edwin Coronel, 50, and a still unidentified 14-year-old boy who were brought to the Apacible Memorial Hospital in Nasugbu for medical assistance. Both are now in stable condition. Recovered from the clash site were two M14 rifles, an M16 and a carbine.

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