NPA weapon seized during Davao Del Sur clash

May 5, 2015 10:38 am 

MANILA, May 5 — Troopers from the 73rd Infantry Battalion have recovered New People's Army M-16 automatic rifle and a magazine during a 30-minute encounter in Sitio Busao, Barangay Mangulibas, Jose Abad Santos town, Davao Del Sur Monday afternoon.

Eastern Mindanao Command spokesperson Col. Romeo Brawner said the clash took place at 12:30 p.m.

According to Brawner, the government soldiers were on security patrols amid reports that 30 rebels, under one alias "Yoyong," were conducting extortion activities in the locality.

The NPAs quickly retreated after taking an undetermined number of casualties.

No one among the government troopers were hurt nor killed. Pursuit operations are still ongoing. (PNA)

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