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5 soldiers killed in ambush

Posted by Mai on January 31st, 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
5 soldiers killed in ambush

Six others were wounded in encounter at NPA stronghold in Davao

By Al Jacinto, Correspondent and Anthony Vargas, Reporter

ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least five soldiers were killed and six more wounded in fierce clashesWednesday with communist insurgents in Mindanao, Army commanders said.

The fighting broke out near the village of Campawan in the seaside town of Baganga in Davao Oriental province where troops attacked a stronghold of the New People’s Army (NPA). It was not immediately known how many insurgents were killed in the fighting, but General Ernesto Boac, commander of the 10th Infantry Division, said security forces were pursuing about 70 gunmen.

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