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Suspected NPA rebel killed in Quezon clash

By Delfin T. Mallari Jr. / Philippine Daily Inquirer

LUCENA CITY – A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in an encounter with government forces in Gumaca, Quezon Friday night.

The Gumaca police said a group of suspected NPA rebels clashed with troops from the Army’s 85th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Gitnang Barrio at around 9:30 p.m.

Police Staff Sergeant Joseph Marlow Glorioso said a suspected male NPA rebel was killed during the encounter.

“We’re still conducting further investigation to establish his identity,” Glorioso said in a phone interview Saturday morning.



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