DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / May 30, 2011) – Three government soldiers were wounded in a clash with communist rebels in the southern Philippines, officials said Monday.
Officials said weekend fighting in Davao Oriental’s Cateel town lasted over four hours. The clash erupted in the village of Aliwagwag where patrolling troops were sent to check on the presence of New People’s Army rebels.
After the fighting, troops recovered five high powered firearms, improvised landmines and component parts of improvised explosives, subversive documents and personal belongings left behind by rebels.
Officials said two rebels were reported killed in the clash.
The NPA is fighting for the establishment of a Maoist state in the country. (Mindanao Examiner)