NPA rebel killed in Misamis Oriental

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    A FEMALE New People’s Army rebel was killed in a firefight with government troops in Balingoan town in Misamis Oriental on Monday afternoon.

    Troops from the 58th Infantry Battalion and 42nd Division Reconnaissance Company conducted a security operation in the hinterlands of Barangay Matangale after receiving reports about the presence of a rebel group in the area.

    The firefight broke out at around 4 p.m between the troops and about 30 rebels from the Platoon Falcon, Huawei, Sub-Regional Committee 1 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee.

    The rebel group later fled, leaving behind the remains of their female comrade, two M16 rifles, three magazines for AK47, four magazines, three rifle grenade, two radios, three cell phones, three solar panels, assorted medicine, personal belongings, rebel documents and 18 backpacks.