Rebel killed in Samar clash

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CAMP VICENTE LUKBAN, Catbalogan City: A rebel was killed while assorted war materials were recovered after troops under 87th Infantry Battalion based at Calbiga, Samar encountered New People’s Army (NPA) members at Barangay Buluan, Calbiga, Samar on Sunday. Reports from Lt. Col. George M. Domingo, Commanding Officer of the 87IB, said that troops led by 1Lt. Verniel D. Semblante were conducting peace and security operations at Barangay Buluan when they encountered more or less 15 NPA rebels in an encampment. The camp has 18 bunkers with one classroom and a multipurpose hall.The encounter resulted to the killing of one unidentified NPA rebel who was left behind by his comrades. Three soldiers, namely: Cpl Jonas C. Autor, Pfc Nico C. Basibas and Pfc Mark Anthony M. Ramasta were wounded during the firefight. The troops also recovered 200 rounds of K3 squad automatic weapon ammunition, one binocular, one memory card and other subversive documents with high intelligence value.

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