2 soldiers wounded in clash with rebels in Agusan
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2014 - 7:00pm

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) - Two soldiers have been wounded in fighting against leftist rebels in Mindanao yesterday, the police said today.

The latest clash happened as troops from the army's 26th Infantry Battalion chanced upon some 10 New People's Army guerrillas in Mt. Ararat village, Bayugan City in Mindanao's Agusan del Sur province yesterday morning, according to Superintendent Martin Gamba, spokesperson of Caraga police regional office.

Gamba said soldiers were on combat patrol when they ran into NPA gunmen, sparking a brief gunfight that left two soldiers wounded, who were promptly brought to a local hospital for treatment.

Pursuit operations were now being launched against the fleeing rebels who may have also suffered casualties, said Gamba.
 

AGUSAN BAYUGAN CITY CARAGA GAMBA INFANTRY BATTALION MINDANAO MT. ARARAT NEW PEOPLE SOLDIERS SUPERINTENDENT MARTIN GAMBA XINHUA
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