Suspected NPA killed in Masbate clash with Army

By Mar Serrano

July 2, 2018, 2:39 pm

LEGAZPI CITY -- A suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed on Sunday night in a clash with Philippine Army (PA) soldiers in the hinterland village of Milagros town in Masbate, Army Capt. Joash Pramis, PA 9th Infantry Division (9ID) spokesperson, said Monday.

The slain rebel, whose identity has yet to be established, was among the five armed men encountered by a patrolling platoon of soldiers, Pramis added.

The firefight erupted at around 9:30 p.m., lasting for about five minutes. It resulted in the death of one of the rebels and the recovery of a shotgun.

Pramis said Army troops are still scouring areas where the suspected rebels had fled. (PNA)