13 July 2017

News Story: Nine dead in clash between gov't troops, rebels in Philippines

MANILA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Philippine troops and guerrillas clashed on Wednesday in Compostela Valley province in the southern Philippines, killing eight rebels and a soldier.

In a statement, the Philippine army said the troops clashed with around 40 New People's Army (NPA) rebels around 8:30 a.m. in Laak town. The troops also recovered at least five M-16 assault rifles and an M60 machine gun.

The NPA rebels reportedly fled after the clash leaving behind their dead comrades and firearms.

Read the full story at Xinhua