6 soldiers killed, 20 comrades hurt in clash with Samar rebels


Posted at Nov 12 2019 11:28 AM

MANILA — Six soldiers were killed while 20 others were wounded in a gun battle with suspected members of the New People's Army in Borongan City, Eastern Samar on Tuesday. 

Six homemade bombs exploded while the troops fought some 50 rebels in Barangay Pinanag-an, said the military's 8th Infantry Batallion. 

One rebel was killed in the encounter, the military unit said. 

More details to follow.

Report from Zhander Cayabyab, ABS-CBN News