MANILA – Three suspected rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with government troops in Zamboanga del Sur Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
Authorities said the encounter occurred in Barangay Mati, Tigbao town past 2 p.m.
Three government soldiers were also hurt in the incident.
Rodrigo Gregorio, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command, said the soldiers recovered from the rebels several high-caliber firearms. -- Report from Jewel Reyes, dzMM