Saturday, August 13, 2011
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 13, 2011) – Two female fighters of the communist rebel group New People’s Army were captured by government soldiers following a clash Saturday in Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines, officials told the Mindanao Examiner.
Officials said the fighting occurred on a village called Abejod in Davao Oriental’s Cateel town where troops clashed with some 40 gunmen. Troops also recovered assorted weapons and improvised explosives left behind the fleeing rebels.
There were no reports of military casualties, said Lieutenant Colonel Lyndon Paniza, a spokesman for the 10th Infantry Division.
He said the fighting broke out after troops caught up with rebels in the village. He said civilians allegedly provided information about the presence of the NPA gunmen. (Mindanao Examiner)