NPA rebel killed in clash

An unidentified communist rebel was killed in a clash with government troops yesterday, police said.

Supt. Renato Battaler, police regional chief, said 28 soldiers from the 9th Infantry Battalion and policemen from the Provincial Police Mobile group engaged the 15-member New People’s Army unit in a running gun battle at the outlying villages of Rizal in Dimasalang and Buenasuerte in Palanas.

Battaler said some of the rebels were wounded and brought along by their comrades following the 20-minute skirmish.  Mar S. Arguelles, Inquirer Southern Luzon

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