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5 rebs, soldier die in Palawan encounter

SIX persons including five members of New Peoples’ Army (NPA) and a soldier were killed in an encounter before dawn Thursday in Brookes Point Palawan.

This was confirmed by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)- Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman Lt. Col. Stephen Penetrante.

Penetrante said the encounter occurred at around 5 a.m. in Sitio Cabuyuan, Bgy. Mainit, Brookes Point, Palawan.

Elements of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 4 were conducting combat operations in the area when they encountered the rebels.

A five-minute firefight immediately and resulted in the killing of five rebels and a soldier.

As of press time, bodies of the slain rebels were still under the custody of MBLT 4 in Brookes Point.

Publication Source :    People's Journal
Zaida I. Delos Reyes
Native of Pampanga, resident of SJDM, Bulacan