Philippines: Soldier killed in Quezon blast

An improvised explosive device (IED) blast killed a soldier while two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were captured in Quezon on Sunday, police said Monday.

The Quezon provincial identified the casualty as Private Kim Veluz of the Philippine Army’s 85th Infantry Battalion.

Police said Veluz was on his way to Lopez town aboard a motorcycle when an IED went off in Barangay (village) Sta. Rosa at around 4:30 p.m.

The soldier died on the spot.

Police investigators are eyeing the involvement of two NPA rebels.

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