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Three more communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorists were killed in an encounter on Sunday in Sultan Kudarat, raising the death toll for the terrorists in the area to 13 since December 24, military officials said Monday.

Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the firefight ensued after government forces confirmed that a group of NPA rebels was resting in a safe house in Barangay Datu Wasay, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.

Uy said the firefight also left four other NPA rebels wounded, The three NPAs killed were identified by local officials as Cesar Anding, Ruben Alaza, and a certain Edmund.

The three slain NPAs were part of a group of guerrillas who were about to celebrate the 52nd founding anniversary in Mount Lumuton, Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat, the Army official said.

Col. Eduardo Gubat, 603rd Infantry Brigade commander, said that clearing operations against the rebels had been launched in the borders of Kalamansig, Lebak, and Palimbang towns. SOVEREIGNPH

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