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Rebel killed in Guihulngan encounter

An alleged New People’s Army rebel was killed in an encounter with 62nd Infantry Battalion soldiers in Sitio Pitik Pitik, Brgy Luz, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental at about 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4, Maj. Cenon Pancito III, 3rd Infantry Division spokesperson, said.

The 62IB soldiers encountered about five Communist rebels and a firefight lasted about five minutes, he said.

There was no casualty on the government side, Pancito said.

He said they recovered the body of the slain rebel, a 357 caliber revolver and one hand grenade.*

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