Authorities on Friday reported that a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed when government forces clashed with the rebel group in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan early Friday.
Government troops recovered the slain rebel’s body and a KG 9 sub-machinegun after the skirmish, according to a report from the Armed Forces’ Western Command.
Members of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 encountered the rebels in Sitio Karangyan, Barangay Concepcion at around 6 a.m., and no casualties were reported among the troops.
Pursuit operations are ongoing against the surviving rebels, who fled after the skirmish, the military added.
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