MANILA -- A Marine trooper was killed while eight of his companions were wounded when they were ambushed by New People's Army (NPA) rebels in Kalamansig town, Sultan Kudarat Monday morning.
Captain Arvin Encinas, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the 20-minute ambush took place in Sitio Pinagdaanan, Barangay Hinalaan, Kalamansig.
The casualties are members of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-2 (MBLT-2).
Encinas said that a platoon from the MBLT-2 were conducting security patrols in the area when ambushed by about 10 rebels, triggering a 20-minute firefight.
The NPAs quickly retreated after sustaining an undetermined number of casualties. (PNA)