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Suspected NPA member killed in encounter in Bontoc

An alleged member of the New People's Army was killed in an encounter with the military in Bontoc, Mt. Province, according to a report on Balitanghali on Sunday.

Authorities said the encounter occurred in Barangay Mainit.

The military coordinated with the police for the processing of the suspected NPA member who had gunshot wounds in the leg and chest.

The victim's father has already identified the fatality.

He said he did not know that his son joined the NPA.

Authorities recovered from the encounter site two M-16 rifles and food items.

Police are still investigating whether there were other casualties from the encounter. —KG, GMA News

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