Rebel killed, assorted war materiel seized in Bicol clash

MANILA-- A New People's Army (NPA) rebel was killed and assorted war materiel were seized following a clash with Army troops in Capalonga town, Bicol Wednesday early morning.

The incident took place 5:30 a.m. at Sitio Public, Barangay Itok, of the said locality, said Southern Luzon Command spokesperson Major Virgilio Perez.

He said troops from the 9th Infantry Battalion were conducting security patrols in the area when they encountered five rebels, triggering a five-minute gun battle which left one NPA dead.

Also recovered were an M-16A4 automatic rifle, three magazines, assorted personnel belongings and the body of the slain rebel. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency