DIPOLOG CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Dec. 16, 2013) – Government troops clashed with communist rebels in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, police said Monday.
Police said troops from the 6th Special Forces were patrolling the village of Bato in Sindangan town when they ran into a small group of New People’s Army rebels and a firefight ensued. There were no reports of casualties from both sides.
Soldiers recovered a Garand rifle and 5 clips with ammunition, bags and assorted clothes, including provision.
Several hours after the clash, the detachment of the 6th Special Forces in the village of Bucana also came under sniper fire. There was no casualty from the attack. (Mindanao Examiner)