• Troops kill NPA rebel in Compostela Valley

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    Philippine soldiers killed an alleged communist insurgent in a clash in Compostela Valley, military officials said.

    Officials said the firefight erupted in Bagong Silang village where troops cornered the New People’s Army gunman and shot him. The clash came after local villagers allegedly tipped off the military about the gunman’s presence.

    Troops recovered an old Garand rifle and a homemade bomb from the still un-identified rebel. On the other hand, there was no report of casualties among the military.

    The NPA has been fighting for decades for the establishment of a separate state in the country, and peace talks in the past have all collapsed.

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