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NPALegazpi City, [03.31.17] – An encounter between the elements of 9th Iinfantry Brigade, Philippine Army and 95th Military Intelligence Company [95th MICO] and ten armed en believed to be members of CPP/NDF/NPA has resulted to the death of one rebel and wounding of two unidentified civilians, a report said.

According to Police Senior Inspector Maria Luisa C. Calubaquib, spokesperson of PR0-5 Regional Public Information Office, the incident occurred in Sitio Tractora, Barangay Bagong Sirang, Sipocot, Camarines Sur, at 3:30 o’ clock in the afternoon of March 30, 2017.

While troops led by Sergeant Azares of 9th Iinfantry Brigade, Philippine Army and 95th Military Intelligence Company [95th MICO] were conducting an entrapment operation against alleged NPA extortionist has encountered more or less 10 armed men believe to be CPP/NDF/NPA members.

The five minutes firefight resulted in the killing of one rebel identified as Renel Mirabelles y Callo, 39 years old and wounding of two unidentified civilians.

The wounded civilians were brought to Bicol Medical Center, Naga City for medical treatment.

Government troops recovered  one garand rifle.