While conducting security operation, troops of the 34th Infantry Battalion chanced upon 4 local terrorists in Barangay Lumupog, Midsayap, North Cotabato in the afternoon of June 12, 2020.
Firefight ensued which resulted in the death of one enemy and recovery of two high-powered firearms and several ammunition.
Seized from the encounter site were one AK47, one M16 rifle, two long and one short magazines for cal. 5.56mm, 50 cal. 5.56mm ammunition, one bandolier, one motorized bangka, two cellular phones, three backpacks, and other personal belongings.
No casualty was reported on the government side.
"Our troops continue to scour the area," said Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong, 602nd Infantry Brigade Commander.
Meanwhile, while conducting quarantine checkpoint operation, combined troops of the 34th and 57th Infantry Battalions, and Midsayap Municipal Police Station apprehended a wounded individual on board an ambulance of the Municipality of Datu Piang in Barangay Olandang, Midsayap, Cotabato past 5 p.m. of the same day.
Said wounded individual was identified as Maguindale Nawal , 25, a resident of Barangay Dado, Datu Piang, Maguindanao.
"It was found out that Maguindale Nawal incurred gunshot wound on his chest during the encounter with our troops in Lumupog, Midsayap," said Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, JTF Central Commander.
Western Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana commended the troops of JTF Central for another remarkable accomplishment.
"Remain steadfast in accomplishing your mandated tasks as we continue to work for lasting peace here in the southern part of our beloved country," said Lt. Gen. Sobejana.
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