2 clashes in one day in CamSur

August 15, 2019

LEGAZPI CITY ---  Five suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were wounded on Tuesday (Aug. 13) afternoon  during a clash with Philippine Army (PA) soldiers in a remote village in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, an Army report said on Wednesday.

Major Ricky Aguilar, 9th Infantry Division public affairs chief, said  Army soldiers on  patrol engaged in  a 5-hour running gun battle  with some 50-man NPA rebel group in barangay Lidong of said town. The armed skirmish started at around 2:00 p.m. of Tuesday.

Agular in a phone interview said the clash led to the wounding of five rebels who were dragged along by their comrades while fleeing.

Earlier that day, Army soldier on patrol encountered a 30-man rebel group in Barangay Itangon,  Bula town, also in Camarines Sur, at around 6:30 a.m.

The firefight lasted for 30-minutes before the rebels fled, leaving behind 3 backpacks containing personal belongings.

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