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Davao Oriental site of NPA clash

Davao Oriental site of NPA clash

Davao Oriental, Philippines – A firefight in the vicinity of Mati City resulted in a casualty from the New People’s Army (NPA) and two wounded troops of the Philippine Army. On Thursday, 30 March 2017, in Barangay Tagbinonga at around 11:50 a.m., combined troops from the 20th and 66th Infantry Battalion on combat operations clashed...

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NPA rebels slain in Quezon encounter

NPA rebels slain in Quezon encounter

Quezon, Philippines – Last Thursday, 30 March 2017, a firefight resulted in the death of 10 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and two soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.  Troops from the 80th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army were on a combat operation and caught up with around 30 communist rebels. The violent...

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Davao police official detained for attempted Abu Sayyaf rescue

Davao police official detained for attempted Abu Sayyaf rescue

A police official and her companions have been detained under suspicion of collusion with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group currently at large in Bohol.   Clarin, Bohol — A police official and her companions have been detained under suspicion of collusion with members of the Abu Sayyaf Group currently at large in Bohol, following...

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IEDs explode in Tacurong City; 7 hurt

IEDs explode in Tacurong City; 7 hurt

Two powerful explosions in close succession rocked Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat between 6:45 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. on 17 April 2017, leaving at least seven people—mostly government security forces—hurt. The first explosion reportedly originated from the restroom of Dragon Mart, located along the national highway in Brgy. New Isabela. The IED had been thrown...

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