Two communist rebels killed in Philippines

February 26th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by admin  

Manila, Feb 26 (DPA) Two communist rebels were killed in a clash with government troops in the eastern Philippines, a regional military commander said Tuesday. Lieutenant Colonel Rodrigo Maclang said the fighting erupted late Monday when troops were on patrol in a village in Casiguran town in Aurora province, 210 km northeast of Manila.

The soldiers also recovered four assault rifles, ammunition and subversive documents left behind by the fleeing rebels.

Communist rebels have been fighting the government since the late 1960s, making the movement one of the longest-running leftist insurgencies in Asia.

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