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Wanted NPA killed in Negros clash – PRO6
SECURITY troops on Wednesday morning encountered a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Isabela, Negros Occidental killing 2 of the gunmen following a fierce gunfight that also wounded 2 Army soldiers, a Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) report said yesterday.
PRO6 director Brigadier General Flynn E. Dongbo said that slain during the clash in Sitio Pasto, Barangay Amin in Isabela municipality were Gil Marco alias “Ka Bedam”, said to be the commanding officer of an NPA Special Partisan Armed Revolutionary Unit or SPARU and his still unidentified comrade.
In a report to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Dionardo B. Carlos, the Western Visayas Police director said that members of the Isabela Municipal Police Station and the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion clashed with the suspects while they were about to serve a warrant of arrest for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulations Act of 2013 issued against Marco by a local court.
During the exchange of gunfire, the 2 suspects were killed while Army soldiers, Private First Class Mark Christian Brillo, 24, and Corporal Alisasis Rex Blanco, 31, were injured and taken to the Don Ignacio Lacson Arroyo Memorial District Hospital for initial treatment.
PFC. Brillo suffered a gunshot wound on his left shoulder while Cpl. Blanco was shot on his left middle finger. Both have been transferred to a Bacolod City hospital for further medication.
Brig. Gen. Dongbo said that a follow-up police operation in Sito Maho-paho in Bgy. San Agustin resulted in the capture of a 3rd wounded NPA member identified as Robert Ancino who was taken to a local hospital for treatment and under heavy guard.
The official said that 2 loaded caliber .45 pistols and a hand grenade were recovered from the possession of the suspects.