(UPDATE) 2 soldiers wounded in clash with leftist rebels in Davao
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - November 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - Two soldiers were wounded in an encounter with suspected leftist rebels in southern Philippines yesterday, a military official said today.

Maj. Gen. Eduardo Ao, commander of the Philippine Army's 10th Infantry Division based in Davao City, said the two soldiers were hit by a landmine exploded by members of the leftist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) during a 15-minute firefight.

He said troops from the 57th Infantry Division were on security patrol on Wednesday morning when they encountered an undetermined number of NPA guerrillas at Sitio Bagumbayan village, Magpet town in North Cotabato province.

During clearing operations, soldiers recovered at the scene a 200-meter detonating cord, black powder, a fragmentation grenade, pliers and empty shells of M16 rifle.
 

DAVAO CITY EDUARDO AO INFANTRY DIVISION MAGPET MAJ NEW PEOPLE NORTH COTABATO PHILIPPINE ARMY SITIO BAGUMBAYAN SOLDIERS XINHUA
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