BACOLOD City – Government troops clashed with alleged members of the communist New People’s Army in Barangay Tiling, Cauayan, Negros Occidental.
The Alpha Company soldiers of the 15th Infantry Battalion (IB) based in Barangay Tiling have engaged in a 30-minute gunfight against the alleged rebels that started around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, a police report showed.
An M-16 rifle, 11 magazines, a rifle grenade, commercial radios, subversive documents, and the alleged rebels’ personal belongings were recovered after the firefight, the report added.
Reports showed that the suspected rebels were conducting extortion activities in the area.
Lieutenant Coronel Patricio Tomales, commanding officer of 15th IB, said the information from Barangau Tiling residents paved the way for their immediate response./PN