Saturday, February 25, 2012

Troops on the look for wounded rebels at hospitals

THE police and military forces are closely monitoring the hospitals in Zamboanga de Sur province for wounded members of the New People’s Army (NPA), the police reported Friday.
The authorities believed that some 20 NPA rebels were wounded during a recent clash in the municipality of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.
The clash took place around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday in the boundaries of Santo Rosario and Ariosa villages in the town of Molave, police said.
The troops from the Army's 55th Infantry Battalion were on foot patrol when they clashed with around 20 NPA rebels led by a certain Ka Joji.
The rebels have fled towards the forested area as they were overpowered by the government troops, the police said.
The troops found traces of blood in the withdrawal path of the rebels, reason why authorities are monitoring hospitals in the province.
Friday, February 24, 2012

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