A New People’s Army (NPA) fighter was killed while two members of the 34th Infantry Battalion was wounded following a 45-minute firefight in Barangay Rombang, Laoang town, Northern Samar Saturday morning. Capt. Amado Gutierrez, Eight Infantry Division spokesperson, said their 34th Infantry Battalion was deployed in the area after reports reached them that the rebels were extorting food and money from the residents. During the issuing firefight, a NPA fighter was killed and two government troopers, Pfc. Ambel Cabanjen and Corporal Allan Virtudazo, were wounded.