NPA, army clash in Zamboanguita, Malaybalay City leaves 17 dead

MALAYBALAY CITY, PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON – Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) recently raided a Philippine army outpost in a far flung barangay here past midnight Tuesday. The clash left 17 dead, including a 6-year old child. A total of 11 NPA rebels died because of the clash.

The clash between the NPA rebels and the army happened in a Civilian Auxiliary Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) base in Barangay Zamboanguita, Malaybalay City.

However, authorities say that a barangay official was earlier abducted from Barangay St. Peter and was eventually executed. The barangay official was later identified as one Loloy Ramos.

The NPA community in Northern Mindanao has reportedly suffered its biggest casualty yet this year with 11 of their comrades dead, according to a military report.

Maj. Michele Anayron, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City, Northern Mindanao-based 4th Infantry Division, said the dead rebels would be buried in the village. (BUKIDNON NEWS)

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