Two NPA members fall after Samar encounter

Image capture of a photo from ABS-CBN News via Philippine Army 8th Infantry Batallion

Two alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed by soldiers in an encounter in Barangay Hilumot, San Jose de Buan in Samar.

According to the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, a group of rebels attacked their camp early Saturday morning in San Jose de Buan, Samar. The encounter ended with two of the rebels killed. From the soldier’s camp, five of them were reported to have been injured and were taken to a hospital.

The encounter acquired one AK-47 rifle from the NPA rebels, along with a hand-held radio device and other belongings. Due to the attacks of the NPA, the camp alerted other branches of the Philippine Army to stay vigilant around the area. They also asked the police officers to ensure they are prepared for battle any time.

 

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ABS-CBN News, Bandera