2 rebels killed in clash


By Mar S. Arguelles LEGAZPI CITY --- At least two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed during a clash with government troopers on Tuesday in Barangay Malabog, a remote village in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, a military report said. The identities of the slain rebels are yet to be determined, according to Army Capt. Joash Pramis, 9th Infantry Division Public Affairs chief said. Pramis said a patrol of soldiers were on combat operation at around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday when they chanced upon a 10-man NPA group in the remote village. The bloody encounter resulted to the death of two rebels and the recovery of a carbine rifle. Army troopers are in pursuit operation against the fleeing rebels.