A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) member got killed as government troops clashed with the rebel group in Malungon, Sarangani, Monday morning.

Colonel Leopoldo Galon, Armed Forces Eastern Mindanao Command spokesman, said members of the 73rd Infantry Battalion encountered about 20 rebels at Sitio Kaniyogan, Brgy. Tamban, around 10:30 a.m.

Aside from the slain rebel’s body, troops also recovered an M16 rifle with an attached M203 grenade launcher at the scene, Galon said. (John Roson)

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