Rebel killed during Lakewood firefight PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 February 2017 12:00

By DAN TORIBIO

An unidentified rebel was killed during an encounter with government forces and armed men in Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur last Saturday.

Police Regional Office -9 Information Officer Supt Rogelio Alabata said that the firefight started at around 11:50am when troops from Charlie company under the 53rd Infantry Battalion encountered armed men believed to be members of the Syp Kara, Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee under the CPP-NPA.

The firefight lasted for 10 minutes after which the enemies withdrew to an unknown direction.

Military troops recovered the body of one of the rebels who was killed during the shootout.

The cadaver was brought to a funeral parlor in the area for post mortem examination.

Lawmen solicited the cooperation of the community to report any sighting of armed groups in their locality.

Military troops are still conducting pursuit operations against the fleeing rebels.  (Dan Toribio)