5 leftist army killed in a clash

Five member of the New People’s Army were killed in a 30-minute clash with 31st Infantry Battalion, 903rd Brigade, and Philippine National Police.

According to Philippine Army Public Affairs, the clash started 5:44 am, Friday at Sityo Hukdong, Brgy Balocawe, Matnog, Sorsogon. Approximately 25 leftist armed men were involved in the clash, 2 NPA were arrested.

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Five high powered fire-arms including 2 M16 rifles, 2 M653 or baby armalite, and 1 M203 grenade launcher were recovered. The oeration was made possible through the call of a Barangay official. According to the call, the NPAs were extorting from the place.

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