• Policeman, rebel commander killed in encounter


    GOVERNMENT troops and a group of alleged Communist rebels clashed anew in a remote village in Agusan del Sur on Monday afternoon killing one police officer and an alleged rebel commander, police reports said on Wednesday. Reports reaching the PNP national operations center in Camp Crame said the encounter between troops of the 131st Regional Public Safety Company (RPSC) and about 35 lawless elements took place at about 3:15 p.m. on Monday at Sitio Union in Brgy. Binucayan, Loreto town. The report also stated that PO1 Rodnillo Gier of the 131st RPSC was wounded in the incident. The policemen were reportedly doing a combat patrol operation in Loreto when it chanced on some 35 members of the Guerilla Front 34 resulting into a firefight. The police fatality was identified as PO2 Danny Suhayon while the rebel commander was identified only as a certain ‘Jaguar.’ Recovered from Jaguar’s possession were three magazines for an AK-47 assault rifle, two improvised explosive devices (IED), several subversive documents and some personal belongings.


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