Amazon killed

A FEMALE member of New People’s Army (NPA) died during a gunfight against the 29th Infantry Battalion in Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte at 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, the 4th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the identity of the amazon is still unknown.

Her body was already turned over to the Kitcharao police for proper disposition.

Lt. Col. Glen Aynera, commander of 29th Infantry Battalion, said the received reports that members of the New People’s Army were terrorizing Barangay Hinimbangan, causing residents to evacuate to the town proper.

Troopers arrived at the barangay and an exchange of gunfire ensued.

After a few minute of battle, the rebels fled.

As the soldiers scoured the area, they found the lifeless amazon and her AK47 rifle

Meanwhile, Col. Cristobal Zaragoza, the the 401st Infantry Brigade commander, has directed the 29th IB to pursue the remaining members of the communist group.

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