GOVERNMENT troops have captured three New People’s Army (NPA) rebels following a clash in a remote village in Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Friday.
Zamboanga del Norte police director James Mejia did not identify the identities of the captured rebels except in saying they are two males and a female.
Mejia said the rebels were captured following a firefight with the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion around 3:55 p.m. Wednesday in the boundaries of Barangays Carupay and Fimagas in Katipunan municipality.
He said the firefight ensued as the troops spotted on at least 18 NPA rebels while they were conducting security operation.
He said the captured rebels were placed under investigation while appropriate charges are set to be filed against them.