One dead, one wounded in Negros Occidental clash

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A SUSPECTED member of the New People’s Army and an army officer was wounded as government troops clashed with a band of communist rebels on Friday in a remote village in Negros Occidental, military reports said over the weekend. Reports at Camp Aguinaldo said the encounter took place at around 4 a.m. in Barangay Magticol in Toboso town. The wounded soldier was identified as 1st Lt. John Rey Espino of 62nd Infantry Battalion. The troops were conducting patrol when they encountered a still unknown number of rebels.

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