Philippines: A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel and 1 soldier killed in armed clashes
A New People’s Army (NPA) amazon and an Army soldier were killed in separate armed encounters on Monday, a military spokesperson said.
Lt. Xy-zon Meneses, spokesperson for the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division, said a female NPA member was killed in Occidental Mindoro while a soldier was killed in another encounter in Quezon.
“The Army will continue to go after the rebels until they stop the terror acts they commit against the people,” said Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, 2nd Division chief.
Meneses said the first encounter happened at around 10 a.m. at Sitio Tagbungan, Barangay Barahan, in Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro