Thursday, April 12, 2012

3 communist rebels die in Quezon clash

MANILA, Philippines -- Three New People's Army guerrillas were killed in a clash
with government troops in San Francisco, Quezon Thursday noon, an Army spokesman said.

Col. Generoso Bolina, spokesman of the Southern Luzon Command, said a squad from the 74th Infantry Battalion clashed with six rebels under a certain Ka Jun in Barangay Butanguiad.

He said the troops were responding to a call for help from residents who said the rebels were allegedly threatening personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform’s Quezon provincial office to prevent them from conducting a dialogue with farmers.

The soldiers also seized two M16 rifles, a caliber .38 revolver, a hand grenade and a Claymore mine.

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