By Niño Luces
CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur – A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in a five-minute encounter between troops of 21 Infantry Brigade (IB) together with 96MICO and elements of 22IB against 5 suspected NPA rebels on Sunday midnight.
Captain Joash Pramis, spokesperson of Army’s 9th Infantry Division said that the armed encounter happened around 11:50 p.m. on Sunday at Brgy. San Carlos, Milagros town, Masbate province.
He said that while the operating troops of the army were moving towards their objective they encountered the suspected rebels and after the smoke cleared, the troops saw one rebel killed. One improvised shotgun with ammo was also found.