MATI CITY - Two soldiers were injured while a member of the communist New People's Army (NPA) was killed in an encounter in Brgy. Tagbinonga, Mati City, Davao Oriental Thursday morning.
Captain Andrew Linao of 701st Brigade said troops of 28th Infantry Battalion and 66th Infantry Battalion engaged in a 30-minute firefight against the NPA's Pulang Bagani Company 6.
He said the wounded soldiers were airlifted to Panacan Military hospital, while the remains of the slain NPA rebel will be brought to Mati City for identification and turnover to authorities.
The encounter happened a day after the NPA's 48th founding anniversary.