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Philippine: 5 rebels die in clashes with government troopers




(MENAFN) An army spokeswoman declared that five New People's Army (NPA) rebels have died and three government troopers were wounded in a gunfight early on Wednesday morning in the central Philippines.

Army First Lieutenant Revella Roperos confirmed that the soldiers fought an estimated 30 militants from the left-wing NPA guerrillas in Minautok villagein, Calatrava town in Negros Occidental Province around 5:30 a.m. local time, triggering a clash which kept going for an hour.
She added:"The firefight lasted for about an hour, after which the enemy scampered to different directions," as that three troopers sustained wounds "but are all still in good physical conditions."

On April 17, government security forces also battled with NPA rebels in the same town, leaving three NPA rebels dead, according to Roperos.

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Philippine: 5 rebels die in clashes with government troopers

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