Soldier wounded in clash with NPA rebels

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LEGAZPI CITY, 24June2015 23 — A member of the 92nd Reconnaissance Company of the Philippine Army is now in serious condition at the Bicol Medical Center after he was wounded in an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at 2:45 p.m. Monday at Sitio Magsaysay, Barangay Cawayan, Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

A police report said Cpl. Benjie Veluz and his fellow soldiers were conducting a security patrol at the area after they received information about the presence of armed men when they encountered the rebels, resulting in a 20-minute firefight.

The rebels then withdrew towards the mountainous portion of the village.

Upon seeing Veluz wounded, his companions rushed him to the hospital for treatment.  (PNA)

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