By Philippine News Agency
A female New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed during a clash with 29th Infantry Battalion troopers in Kitcharao town, Agusan Del Norte on Saturday afternoon.
Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesperson, said the encounter took place 3:45 p.m. at Barangay Hinimbagan, Kitcharao town.
Government troops were on security patrols when they encounter rebel forces under Guerilla Front 16, triggering a short fireght, which left the female dead and no losses to 29th Infantry Battalion troops.
Also recovered was an AK-47 automatic rifle. The other NPAs quickly retreated after seeing one of their number fall dead.
Hao said the slain rebel is still to be identified prompting soldiers to turned over the body to the Kitcharao Municipal Police Station for proper disposition. Pursuit operations are still ongoing.