Marines clash with suspected NPAs in Palawan

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 03 2015 09:41 PM | Updated as of Jul 04 2015 05:41 AM

PALAWAN -- Suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels were involved in a firefight with members of the 112th Marine Corps in Sitio Ogis, Barangay Ransang in Rizal, Palawan, police said Friday.

According to information from the Rizal Municipal Police Station, alleged members of the NPA clashed with the Marines.

The firefight lasted for 15 minutes.

Authorities said the rebels may have sustained one casualty, while there were no reported injured on the side of government troops.

An M-16 rifle, ammunition, a backpack containing documents, personal belongings, and a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) were recovered from the scene.

Investigation on the incident is ongoing. -- report from Hazel Salas, ABS-CBN News Palawan