Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2 soldiers killed in Albay clash with NPA

MANILA, Philippines – Two soldiers were killed in an encounter with communist rebels early Wednesday in Albay, a military spokesman said.

Citing reports from Lieutenant Colonel Audrey Pacia of the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Major Harold Cabunoc said the two were killed by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA)while doing security operations in Sinungtan village in Guinobatan town at 12:50 a.m.
The soldiers were identified as Privates First Class Jayvi Villagomez and Alfredo Leonillo Jr. They sustained fatal gunshots.

It was believed that the incident was in retaliation of the arrest of Carlito Rebamba known as Ka Renan of the NPA in Tastas village, Ligao City last June 9.

Renan has a warrant of arrest for a series of murders and burning a police station in Pio Duran.

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