3 rebels, policeman killed in Zambales encounter – PNP

THREE rebels and a police officer were killed as government troops clashed anew with a group of communist rebels Wednesday night, March 2, in Zambales, according to police reports.

Reports reaching Camp Crame said the encounter took place shortly before Wednesday midnight in a remote village in Candelaria town, Zambales.

Elements of the 23rd Special Action company were conducting combat patrol operations in the area when it chanced upon unknown number of rebels, reports said.

This resulted to a firefight resulting to the death of PO1 Joseph Raymundo and three rebels whose identities are still being ascertain.

High powered guns were recovered from the dead rebels, reports said. Anthony Vargas

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