CAPALONGA, Camarines Norte – A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in a clash with government forces in Barangay Del Pilar here Friday afternoon.
Capt. Joash Pramis, 9th Infantry Division Public Affairs officer, said the slain rebel was still unidentified.
The military recovered one AK-47 rifle at the site of the encounter.
The rebel was killed when troops from the 96th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army encountered an estimated 20 rebels.
The firefight lasted about 15 minutes.