Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NPA fighter killed, 6 weapons seized in Agusan del Norte clash - Army

From InterAksyon (Mar 17): NPA fighter killed, 6 weapons seized in Agusan del Norte clash - Army

 The weapons seized from the NPA following a clash in Agusan del Norte (photo from 4ID public affairs office)

An alleged New People’s Army fighter was killed and six high-powered firearms recovered by government forces following a clash in Barangay Hinimbangan, Kitcahrao, Agusan del Norte on Monday.

“Our troops recovered one dead rebel after 20 minutes of firefight,” Captain Joe Patrick Martinez, deputy chief of the 4th Infantry Division’s public affairs office said.

They also recovered an M203 grenade launcher, three M16 and two AK 47 rifles, undetonated improvised explosive devices, and backpacks.

He said the joint operation of the 29th Infantry Battalion and 13th Regional Police Service Battalion chanced on more than 30 rebels of Guerilla Front 16 of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee at around 8:20 a.m. Monday.

29th IB commander Lieutenant Colonel Adonis Ariel Orio said the rebels were preparing to commemorate the NPA’s 46th anniversary on March 29.


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