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2 rebels injured in renewed armed clashes

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

Two suspected New People’s Army rebels were reported by the 62nd Infantry Battalion to have been injured in renewed armed clashes on April 21 in Sitio Halog, Brgy. Sandayao, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

Soldiers of the 62nd Infantry Battalion and 33rd Division Reconnaissance Company in pursuit of the remnants of the Sentro De Grabidad platoon of Central Negros Front 1, engaged its 15 members in an encounter.

Lt. Col. William Pesase, 62IB commander, disclosed that traces of bloodstains were discovered along the rebel withdrawal route, bolstering reports of civilians in the area that fleeing rebels carried their injured comrades.

Recovered from the encounter site were a Vektor R4 assault rifle with a short magazine containing seven ammunition, a KG-9 sub machine gun with a magazine with five ammunition, communication equipment, assorted foodstuff with cooking paraphernalia back pack containing personal belongings, a sack of charcoal, a solar panel, two hammocks, a CPP-NPA flag, two pairs of rain boots and subversive documents.

No Army soldiers were injured, according to Brig. Gen. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander.*

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