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NPA rebel killed in clash with Army troopers

LEGAZPI CITY --- A member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed on Sunday morning in a clash with Philippine Army soldiers in a village in Milagros town in Masbate province, an Army report said.

Army Capt. Joash Pramis, 9th Infantry Division (9ID) public affairs chief said soldiers were on combat patrol operation when it engaged a 10-man NPA group in a firefight in Barangay San Antonio, at around 6:30 a.m., February 17. The brief encounter resulted in the death of a rebel whose identity is not yet known. Pramis said soldiers, recovered from the scene an M16 rifle, M653 rifle, two improvised explosive devices, and subversive documents.

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