CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur- Another clash between the government troops and the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) broke out in Barangay Salvacion, San Fernando, Masbate at around 12:30 in the afternoon, Sunday, April 19.
Joint elements of 2nd Infantry Battalion (2IB) and the PNP were conducting security operations in response to a report about the CTG’s formation allegedly to plan out an attack to the community and the government troops when they encountered at least 30 communist terrorists.
Firefight lasted for one hour before the enemies scampered towards different directions.
One military personnel was killed while the casualty in the enemies side is still undetermined.
Three m16 rifles , two M4 rifles, one baby armalite, one m203 grenade launcher, six anti-personnel land mines, various ammunitions, magazines, communication equipment and other subsersive supplies were recovered from the gunbattle site.
Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP commended the troops for preventing again the evil intent of the CTG and expressed his gratitude to the concerned people in the community who reported the presence of the armed group.
Gen. Trinidad reassured the Bicolanos that the army in Bicol will not ever let its guards down and will continue to press those CTG members who are still insisting to sabotage the peace and security in the region amid COVID fight.
Furthermore, JTFB is always open and ready to extend its arms and help-benefits to the CTG members who already realized that their cause is hopeless and decided to go back to the folds of the law and reunite with their families.
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