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2 rebels killed, weapons seized in Bukidnon clash

August 13, 2019 - Tuesday 11:08 AM by Ruth Palo

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DAVAO CITY -- Two suspected members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were killed in a clash with government troops in Bukidnon on August 11, 2019.

First Lieutenant Krescelle Renoblas, public affairs officer of the Army’s 65th Infantry Battalion (IB), said government troopers clashed with NPA members in Barangay San Rafael,T alakag, Bukidnon at around 7:50 a.m. on Sunday.

She said they received information about the presence of the rebels in the barangay through the former members of Militia ng Bayan (MB), Sangay ng Partido sa lokalidad (SPL), and Underground Mass Organization (UGMO).

Renoblas said the government troops were already on security operations when they encountered the members of Sub-Regional Centro de Gravedad, Sub- Regional Committee 5 under North Central Mindanao Regional Command.

The firefight lasted for 10 minutes. The soldiers retrieved the bodies of the slain rebels at the battle site and handed them over to the Talakag Municipal Police Station for proper disposition and identification.

Government forces also recovered two M16 and one M14 rifles.