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Six alleged NPA rebels killed in Masbate clash

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Blood continues to spill in the Bicol region amid the ongoing communist insurgency. This time though, it was the rebels who bled.

A Bicol Standard report Monday (February 13) bared that six alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were killed in Masbate during a firefight with elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The clash reportedly took place at Barangay Pangli in the town of Aroroy at 4 a.m.

Authorities said that at least five firearms were recovered from the site of the encounter.

The incident took place roughly a week after the Philippine government declared an all-out war against the Reds. This resulted from the collapse of peace talks between the government and National Democratic Front (the negotiating arm of the CPP) panels. #