Army overruns NPA rebel lair in Misamis Occidental

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Philippine troops have captured a communist rebel base following fierce clashes that killed a soldier and left 5 more wounded in the southern province of Misamis Occidental, an army spokesman said.

Capt. Jefferson Mamauag, of the First Infantry Division, said troops occupied the main camp used by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels under Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee in the town of Bonifacio.

He said troops raided the rebel camp following a military intelligence and information provided by civilians in the area. He said soldiers from the 15th Division Reconnaissance Company and 55th Infantry Battalion stormed the camp and clashed with rebels until the base has been captured.

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