MANILA - A suspected member of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in a gun battle with government troops in Bulalacao town in Oriental Mindoro province, Sunday morning.
Security forces were conducting a combat patrol operations when they chanced upon around 10 suspected NPA fighters in Barangay Cambunang.
There were no other details about the ensuing firefight and the identity of the fatality.
Authorities were still conducting hot pursuit operations against the suspects, as of 10 a.m.
The encounter comes days ahead of the resumption of the peace talks between the government and the communist National Democratic Front in the Netherlands next week.-- Report from Noel Alamar, ABS-CBN News