MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels died following a firefight with police operatives in Bacolor town in the northern province of Pampanga early today, police said.
Citing sketchy reports from the Central Luzon regional police office, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz said the incident occurred around 3:50 a.m. along Mc Arthur highway in Cabalantian village.
Cruz said personnel of the Bacolor police, and public safety forces of the provincial and regional police were on a security mission when a fighting erupted with the militants who were aboard a motorcycle.
Cruz said the policemen seized from the possession of the suspects two pistols with magazines and ammunition, and their motorcycle without plate number.