RP Troops Clash With NPA Rebels In South

October 24, 2007 at 9:39 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment

DIPOLOG, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Oct. 24, 2007) – Government soldiers captured a communist rebel after a clash in the southern Philippine province of Misamis Occidental, officials said on Wednesday.

Officials said the captured rebel was wounded in the fighting Tuesday in Tudela town and had to be rushed to hospital by soldiers.

The fighting broke out after a government patrol spotted a band of New People’s Army rebels in the village of Namut.

Troops also recovered an M14 automatic rifle and munitions, including blasting caps left behind by retreating rebels. The wounded rebel also provided information to soldiers about an M60 machine gun hidden by the NPA in the village. (Mindanao Examiner)

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