LEGAZPI, 18Sept2014 — A 29-year-old farmer was killed after being hit by a stray bullet during an encounter between troopers from the 31st Infantry Battalion and New People’s Army (NPA) fighters in Barangay San Jose, Bulusan, Sorsogon Thursday morning.
1st Lt. Clint Antipala, 903rd Infantry Brigade spokesperson, said the clash took place at around 6:45 a.m.He identified the fatality as Jestoni Garote, 29, married and a resident of Barangay San Jose.
Investigators are still determining which side fired the fatal bullet.
The clash lasted for 10 to 15 minutes, Antipala said.
No casualties were reported on both sides. (PNA)