Saturday, March 03, 2012

Suspected NPA member killed in Albay

MANILA, Philippines – A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in an encounter with government soldiers in Oas town, Albay Friday, the military said.

The fatality has yet to be identified but Oas police said he was not a resident in the area.

The military swooped down on the rebels’ hideout after its location was revealed by the residents of Sitio Maigang, Barangay Tablon.

The rebels in the area are allegedly involved in extortion activities.

The military also suspects that the rebel soldiers have been recruiting in the area based on the documents and computers recovered from the hideout.

Several high-powered firearms were also recovered from the scene.

Three squads have been dispatched to the area to track down the rebels while police teams are also manning checkpoints in the nearby towns of Pio Duran, Guinobatan and Ligao City. 

Report from Thea Omelan, 
Posted at 03/03/2012 3:25 PM

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