Two soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in Lanao del Norte and Isabela reportedly by communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, belated reports said on Tuesday. Iligan City PNP Director Leony Roy Ga said the rebel group is being pursuit by soldiers in Iligan City. Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia has stepped up security presence in the city’s hinterlands. He said there were rebels killed during the firefight but they were still verifying their number and identities. A joint PA-PNP team arrested the NPA rebels and seized from them a 1911 Colt caliber .45, one Prieto Berreta cal.
Source: Manila Times November 14, 2017 14:48 UTC