THREE New People’s Army (NPA) rebels died while some soldiers (4th Scout Ranger Batallion) were wounded Wednesday as crossfie started between government troops and NPA rebels in Zamboanga del Sur. The firefight happened around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday , January 23, in the village of Mati, Tigbao, some 35 km from Pagadian City,

The NPA rebels belong to Section Committee Kara under the NPA’s Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee under the commanders Ka Natan and Ka Elyong.