THREE New People’s Army rebels were killed as they fought soldiers from the 29th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Taiwan, Barangay Bangayan in Kicharao town, Agusan del Norte, on Sunday.
Lt. Tere Ingente, Camp Evangelista spokesperson, said the slain rebels were members of the Front 16 of the NPA’s northeastern Mindanao regional committee.
Ingente said soldiers found at the encounter siite a M4 sniper’s rifle with telescope, two grenades, five landmines, assorted ammunition, and cellphones.
In a statement, 4th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Ronald Villanueva said government troops would “pursue the rebels at all cost” in Northern Mindanao and Caraga. (nitz arancon)