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Army, NPA clash in Masbate town

LEGAZPI CITY - Army soldiers and suspected members of the New People s Army (NPA) had an encounter in San Jacinto town in Masbate province early morningWednesday. Capt. Joash Pramis, spokesperson of the Army s 9th Infantry Division, said government soldiers were on combat operation when they chanced upon NPA rebels in Barangay Bagacay around6:30 a.m. After the two-minute firefight, the rebels retreated, leaving behind an M635 assault rifle, assorted ammunition, improvised explosive device and a backpack.

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