Philippine Daily Inquirer

3 NPA rebs killed in CamNorte clash

- —MAR AR­GUE L LES AND STEPHANIE FLORIDA Military · Crime · Incidents · Warfare and Conflicts · Politics · AK-47 · Bicol Region · Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development · New Zealand Ministry of Social Development · United States Department of the Interior · Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government · Jose Panganiban

IRIGA CITY— At least three sus­pected com­mu­nist rebels were killed in a clash with gov­ern­ment sol­diers in Jose Pan­gani­ban town, Camarines Norte prov­ince, on Thurs­day, mil­i­tary re­ports said. Capt. Joash Pramis, pub­lic af­fairs chief of the Army’s 9th In­fantry Di­vi­sion (9ID), said sol­diers re­cov­ered four ri­fles and two home­made bombs at the clash site in Barangay Sta. Cruz. He said the fire­fight broke out in Si­tio Banasi at 6:30 a.m. and lasted for about an hour. No sol­dier was wounded in the clash. Among the firearms re­cov­ered by gov­ern­ment troops were M16, AK47 and M14 ri­fles, a grenade launcher and two im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vices, Pramis said. Col. Ferozaldo Paul Re­gen­cia, 9ID spokesper­son, said more than 80 rebels had sur­ren­dered to the mil­i­tary in the Bi­col re­gion. Re­gen­cia as­sured rebels plan­ning to sur­ren­der that lo­cal gov­ern­ments, the De­part­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment, and the De­part­ment of the In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment would help them.

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