9 killed in communist rebel attack: Philippines

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Manila, Aug 21: Eight policemen and a local official were killed by Communist armed force in the central Philippines on Saturday, Aug 21 said the police.

New People's Army (NPA) gunmen murdered a village official at his home and then attack a police patrol which was sent to investigate the killing said Arnold Revilla, the regional police chief.

The rebels set off a roadside bomb as the patrol approached the village official's home, then fired the policemen said Revilla.

Revilla said policemen were airlifted fearing that more unexploded bombs would set off on  roads.

The 5,000-member NPA has been waging a Maoist rebellion across Philippines since 1969 that has left thousands of people dead.

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