Army, NPAs clash in Nueva Ecija

By Marilyn Galang

December 13, 2017, 7:02 pm

CARRANGLAN, Nueva Ecija -- Soldiers from the Scout Platoon of the Philippine Army’s 84th Battalion clashed with 10 suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in Barangay Bunga in Carranglan on Wednesday.

Sketchy reports from the public information office of the 7th Infantry Division said the encounter took place when the government troops responded to a call from the people about the presence of armed men in the area.

No casualty was reported from both sides of the military and the suspected communist rebels.

The Army recovered at least two assault rifles after the encounter.

In October, nine rebels were killed in an encounter in Barangay Burgos, also of this municipality. (PNA)