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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

3 suspected rebels slain in Zambales clash

Police killed 3 suspected Communist rebels in a clash in Candelaria town, Zambales province, Wednesday morning.

Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina, Philippine National Police spokesman, said police operatives encountered at least 30 armed members of the Rebolusyonaryong Hukbong Bayan in Sitio Macahe Cahe in Barangay Malabon around 7 a.m..

Espina said the same group was encountered by reinforcement troops from the Zambales Police Provincial office and Candelaria Police Station in the same village, killing 3 of the rebels.

Seized from the 2 encounter sites were an AR 15 rifle, a 9mm pistol, 300 rounds of ammunition for caliber M60, 3 ammunition for m203 grenade launchers, operational and personal effects of the rebels.

Pursuit operations against the remaining rebels were ongoing as of this posting. -- Report from Noel Alamar, radio dzMM

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