6 rebels killed in separate clashes in southern Philippines

Xinhua News Agency

MANILA – Philippine troops killed six rebels in separate clashes in southern Philippines, the army mentioned on Tuesday (Sept. 21).

In accordance with a army report, 5 New Individuals’s Military (NPA) rebels had been killed within the first encounter that occurred round 6:45 a.m. native time on Monday in Bukidnon province.

One other insurgent was killed in a conflict over in Agusan del Norte province later within the afternoon round 3:00 p.m.

The report mentioned troops seized firearms from the conflict websites, together with AK47, M16 and M653 assault rifles.

No troopers had been wounded or killed in each clashes.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte restarted the talks to finish the decades-old insurgency when he got here to energy in 2016, however the negotiations faltered.

The NPA rebels have been preventing the federal government since 1969. They focus their assaults in rural areas.

The NPA’s estimated power is at 3,000, considerably decrease than its peak power within the Nineteen Eighties. (Xinhua)

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