NPA killed in Bulacan clash

MANILA Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) units together with their police counterparts shot and killed a New People's Army (NPA) rebel during an encounter in San Idelfonso, Bulacan Wednesday night.

Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, Nolcom spokesperson, said troopers from the 48th Infantry Battalion along with operatives of the San Idelfonso Municipal Police Station were conducting law enforcement operations in Barangay Nabaong Garlang following reports that members of the NPA's Kilusang Larangang Gerilya Sierra Madre of the Central Luzon Regional Committee were operating in the locality.

In the ensuing firefight, an NPA rebel identified as "Buddy" was killed while caliber .38 revolver with three rounds of ammunition and a motorcycle was seized.

No losses were sustained by government forces, Nato said.

"NOLCOM will continue to intensify its Law Enforcement Support Operations in support to other concerned agencies and the community, to curtail and neutralize all threat groups in its area of operations. These integrated efforts of all stakeholders will prevent hostile groups, particularly the NPAs, from executing its plans to impede the peace and development of the affected barangays in Central and Northern Luzon," he added.

Source: Philippine News Agency