Soldiers, suspected rebels clash in Occidental Mindoro

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 29 2019 09:00 PM

MANILA—Soldiers clashed with suspected communist rebels in Calintaan town, Occidental Mindoro on Saturday morning.

The 4th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army encountered some 20 armed men in Sitio Balagbalagan, according to an initial report by the Mimaropa Police Regional Office.

The First and Second Occidental Mindoro Provincial Mobile Force Company were alerted for deployment and reinforcement, the report said, while local police were informed for possible diversionary attacks.

Police were instructed to put up checkpoints, and monitor all vehicles and hospitals for persons who could have been injured in the encounter.