Soldier killed in gunfight with suspected NPA rebels in Samar town

A government soldier was killed in a clash with alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in San Jose de Buan town, Samar over the weekend. The incident took place at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, while the soldiers were on a security patrol in the area. San Jose de Buan is known to have sightings of the NPA.

The 8th Infantry Division, based in Catbalogan City, Samar, praised the soldier for his “ultimate sacrifice” in the fight against the communist rebels. The soldier’s death highlights the ongoing conflict between government forces and the NPA in the region.

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