Army overruns rebel camp in Samar

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TACLOBAN CITY: Philippine Army’s 20th Infantry Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Hilarion Palma, the New People’s Army (NPA) in Northern Samar suffered a big blow after its camp was overran by troopers recently. Recovered from a rebel camp in Catoto-ogan village, Las Navas were 10 bunkers and four observation posts, an improvised explosive device, five blasting caps, battery, 12 empty shells of AK47 rifle, 20 empty shells of M16 rifle, personal belongings and foodstuff. Soldiers uncovered the lair after they caught some rebels planting landmines along the village roadside. The NPA settlement was seized by 81st Reconnaissance Company under the supervision of 20th IB led by 2nd Lt. Jojo Consorte. PNA

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