|(Slain NPA Rebel)|
MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - A New People's Army(NPA) rebel was killed following a firefight in Negros Oriental today, said military officials.
Ray Tiongson, public affairs officer of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, said troops from the 11th Infantry Battalion were on a security patrol when they clashed with seven NPA rebels in Guihulngan City around 9:50 a.m. local time.
Tiongson said one soldier was injured in the 20-minute-long firefight and was sent to hospital for treatment.
While pursuing the fleeing rebels, Tiongson said, the troops discovered a rebel camp nearby.
He said the camp features a training area, makeshift facilities for training instructions and meetings, a kitchen and a foxhole.
Recovered at the scene were a KG-9 submachine gun, four backpacks with rebel documents, training materials, assorted medicines, kitchen utensils, and personnel belongings.