Two suspected NPA rebels killed in Surigao del Norte clash

20 Sep

by:  Amita Legaspi

Two suspected members of the New People’s Army were killed following a clash with government troops in Brgy. Ima, Sison, Surigao del Norte Friday morning, a regional military commander said.
The identities of the rebel fatalities were not available as of posting time, said Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III, commander of the Armed Forces Eastern Mindanao Command.
Recovered from the area were four assault rifles, improvised explosive devices, radios, medical kit, backpacks and subversive documents. There were no reported government casualties.
Cruz III said the residents reported the presence of armed men who were allegedly conducting extortion activities.
He lauded the involved troops who responded in area. “In the spirit of bayanihan, we will always win in this fight against extortion activities and harassment by the NPA bandits,” Cruz said.
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