Communist rebels kill 5 soldiers in Philippines
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 17:19
Manila: A Philippine military spokesman says communist guerrillas have killed five soldiers and wounded two others in a clash after the rebels raided a mining company in the central Philippines.

Army Capt. Leo Christopher Cunanan said New People's Army guerrillas clashed early today with security forces pursuing them a day after they raided the Philex Mining Corp. Facility in a village in central Negros Occidental province. The military believed the rebels suffered casualties but had no details.

He says rebels burned two employee barracks, mining equipment and a generator in the latest attack on mining companies in the country. The rebels also seized six firearms from soldiers.

Such hit-and-run attacks have been common throughout the 44-year Marxist insurgency.

Norwegian-brokered peace talks have stalled. Each side blames the other for the breakdown.


First Published: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 17:19

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