7 NPA rebels killed in clash with govt troops in Sorsogon

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At least seven members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with government troops in a town in Sorsogon early Thursday morning, the military reported.

The between the rebels and a platoon from the 31st Infantry Battalion in Barangay Upper Calmayon, Juban, lasted for 35 minutes, the military said.

The soldiers recovered five high powered firearms including 2 M203 grenade launchers and an improvised explosive device from the slain rebels.

According to Col Joselito Kakilala, 903rd Brigade commander, the villagers had informed authorities of the presence of the rebels in the barangay.

ANTHONY VARGAS

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