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Philippines: 12 dead in communist rebel attacks
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2014-03-11 04:47 PM

10 government troops were killed and nine were injured in a series of attacks in southern Davao del Sur province's Matanao Township Monday launched by Communist rebels, officials said. At least two guerrillas were killed and nine seized.

“Some 50 New People's Army rebels in camouflage uniforms first stormed the town's police station before dawn, trading fire with five policemen,” said Army Maj. Jake Obligado, a civil military operations battalion commander in the area. “Two officers were killed on the spot while a third died in hospital. Two others were wounded.”

Bloodstains found in the rebels' attack positions indicate casualties on the guerrilla side, Obligado added.

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