MEMBERS of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) have abducted six barangay candidates in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, according to a military spokesman. Capt. Alberto Caber, chief, Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, on Friday said that a firefight also ensued after government troops caught up with the more or less 30 heavily armed New People’s Army (NPA) members. “One soldier was wounded during the clash. The soldiers were trying to rescue the victims and caught up with the NPA that resulted to a fire fight,” Caber said.