A still unidentified member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed while an undetermined number of other rebels were believed wounded when a gunbattle erupted between the police force and communist insurgents in Sibagat town, Agusan del Sur Thursday afternoon.
The clash broke out after the rebels ambushed the elements of Sibagat municipal police station aboard a patrol car while cruising along the national highway in Barangay El Rio at around 3:00 p.m.
The body of the alleged rebel was recovered during clearing operations. Nobody was hurt or killed on the government side. Photos courtesy of Agusan del Sur Pulis