2 NPA rebels killed in Surigao Del Norte encounter

May 17, 2013 10:41 pm 

MANILA, May 17 – Two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed following an encounter with the 4th Infantry Division's 42nd Division Reconnaissance Company in the hinterlands of Barangay Cabugo, Claver, Surigao Del Norte Friday afternoon.

The firefight took place around 1:30 p.m.

The 4th ID said government forces were conducting pursuit operations in wake of the rebels' skirmish this week with members of the 30th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Pamyumon, Barangay Sapa, Claver, Surigao Del Norte which resulted in the death of one soldier.

The slain rebels are all members of the NPA's Guerilla Front 16, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee.

Two automatic rifles, one M-16 and one AK-47, were also recovered. (PNA)

LAM/PFN

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