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Reds claim 10, not eight NPAs slain in clash with Army in Guihulngan, two rebels ‘finished off’ and one civilian slain

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Rebel spokesman Juanito Magbanua, spokesman of a New People’s Army command has confirmed to DNX that 10, not eight NPA fighters were killed in a running gunbattle Tuesday in Oriental Negros province.

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Magbanua said eight of the rebels died during the initial assault on their camp by soldiers from the 62nd Infantry Battalion and the elite Scout Ranger unit.

The two others, who he did not identify, were subsequently killed by pursuing troopers who found them in the house of a certain Huling.

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He claimed the two were being treated for their wounds but were forcefully taken out of the house and shot in a palay field.

He added the two were supposed to be hors de combat or injured fighters who were supposed to have been given medical care under international laws on warfare.

The Army had earlier reported their operation led to the death of eight rebels.

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Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


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