CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur- A member of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) was killed in an armed encounter between the government troops and the communist terrorists in Brgy Tongdol, Irosin Sorsogon province around 7:40 in the morning, Thursday, April 16.
Joint elements of 31st Infantry Battalion (31IB), 1st and 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company were conducting security operations in response to a report about the gathering of the CTG members in the area when the clash broke out.
Firefight lasted for ten minutes before the enemies scampered towards different directions leaving their dead comrade behind.
One M16 rifle, several anti-personnel mines, and other subversive equipment and supplies were recovered in the encounter site.
Hot pursuit is still on-going.
Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP commended the troops for the successful operation and assured the public of the military’s relentless efforts to prevent the CTG from spreading harm and violence in the region amidst the ongoing battle against COVID-19.
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