Monday, March 7, 2016

NPA Killed, High-Powered Rifle Recovered After Clash in Laak

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province - One NPA was killed and a CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) hurt after the combined elements of 60th Infantry Battalion and CAAs of Delta Company, 72nd Infantry Battalion engage in an armed encounter the NPAs at Laak, Compostela Valley Province around 7 o'clock morning, March 5, 2016. 

The troops were checking reports of NPA presence led by alias Macatindog at Sitio Agsam, Brgy Datu Ampunan of said municipality when they chanced upon a group of armed NPAs triggering a 30-minute firefight. The NPAs immediately fled the area leaving behind their dead comrade and an M14 rifle. Meanwhile, the slightly wounded CAA was immediately brought to Metro Davao Medical Research Center (MDRMC) while the dead body of the unidentified NPA is at Camp Panacan after being airlifted from the encounter site.

MGen Rafael Valencia, 10ID Commander expressed his grief on the death of another fellow Filipino. "We urge the remaining NPAs to return to the folds of the law. The futility of the armed struggle has only brought countless miseries to many Filipino families," he concluded.

Source: Division Public Affairs Office, 10th Infantry Division, Philippine Army

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