From Update Philippines (Aug 3): NPA expert bomber arrested
Joint forces of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines have captured an expert bomber of NPA terror group along with one other at Purok 8, Brgy Kiburiao, Quezon, Bukidnon on August 2, 2017.
According to 403rd Infantry Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, government forces responded on report that a group of NPA bandits is planning to launch atrocities in the said area.
Upon arrival of troop, gun battle ensued and lasted for 5 minutes. Several members of the NPA fled the area.
“Troops in pursuit were able to track down and successfully nab two NPAs namely Ruel Cololot, bomber, Improvised Explosive Device expert, and a member of Anak Pawis Partylist (ID recovered from his possession) and Ramil Cololot, member of the said NPA terror group,” the 403rd Infantry Brigade said.
Government forces also seized one (1) 57 RR , 24 pcs of IEDs, two (2) Cal. 38 revolver, ten (10) meters safety fuse, 200 meters detonating chords, five (5) blasting caps, switch boxes, three (3) Laptops, fifty one (51) rounds of cal. 30 ammunition, other IED Paraphernalia, and subversive documents.
403rd Infantry Brigade commander Colonel Eric C. Vinoya ordered his troop to clear the said area and conduct pursuit operation to the other NPA members.
“It is my honor to congratulate our troops who proactively addressed the insurgency situation that is making our people’s lives miserable in that community. This another victory sends a strong message to all NPAs that people are already fed up to all your lies and atrocities. The reports that we received from all the people manifests their anger over your decades of atrocities. Continue your modus and crimes and you will have your place behind bars,” 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Benjamin R Madrigal Jr. said.