Army troops, NPA rebels clash in Davao City

Subscribe Now September 11, 2010 at 12:16am

An undetermined number of communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were either killed or injured in a clash with government forces in Davao City on Friday, a military report said.

Troops from the Philippine Army’s 84th Infantry Battalion were in a patrol in Sitio Kabagayan, Barangay Sibulan, Toril District at about 8:30 a.m. when they encountered a band of around 30 NPA guerrillas, said the report.

Lt. Col. Medel Aguilar, spokesman of Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said no one was hurt or injured in the government side. “Bloodstains found at the position occupied by the NPA indicate that they have incurred casualties,” Aguilar said.

He said the Army received reports that the communist guerrillas were recruiting a large number of minors from the remote barangays of Toril District in Davao City to join their ranks.

Army troops launched pursuit operations against the fleeing rebels, who left behind 4 backpacks, according to Aguilar.


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