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2 NPA members wounded in Albuera, Leyte encounter —military

Two New People's Army (NPA) members were wounded from an encounter with military forces in Albuera, Leyte, the Philippine Army said on Friday.

According to a  News to Go report, the troop's battalion commander said soldiers engaged in a clash with the armed rebels lasting over 15 minutes at Barangay Talisayan.

The soldiers reportedly came across at least 10 NPA members while patrolling the area.

While retreating, the rebels reportedly left behind firearms, bullets, documents and personal belongings, the battalion commander added. — Margaret Claire Layug/MDM, GMA News