ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR — Combined military and police forces have captured two New People’s Army rebels following a clash in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Sur, a military official announced Saturday.
Army’s First Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer-in-Charge Capt. Franco Suelto identified the captured NPA rebels as Wilfredo Dalumos alias Ka Nick and Ka Tong-Tong and Edgar Candilansa.
Suelto said they were captured Friday afternoon in Sitio Sagpang, Barangay Datagan, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur.
Suelto said the clash ensued when the troops returned fire after they were fired upon by the NPA rebels.
He said the group of NPA rebels that figured in the clash was believed to be involved in the ambush-slay of a soldier from the Army’s 53rd Infantry Battalion last June 14 in the neighboring town of San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur.
He said the captured NPA rebels were taken to the police provincial headquarters for further investigation and eventual filing of cases against them.