Monday, April 23, 2018

Army captured NPA Terrorist Leader in Sarangani clash

NSFA, Panacan Davao City - Troops captured an NPA Terrorist Leader during pursuit operations after an encounter transpired in Sitio Salbuyan, Brgy. Amsipit, Maasim, Sarangani Province between the troops of 27th Infantry Battalion (IB) and an undetermined number of NPA Terrorists early morning of April 23, 2018.

In a report by Ltc. Jones Brisal Otida, the Battalion Commander of 27th IB, he said that the pursuing troops captured a wounded NPA along Sitio Lunay, Brgy. Amsipit, Maasim, Sarangani Province seven hours after the encounter.

Accordingly, the NPA was identified as Pablito Torno @Jebjeb, a Vice Commander of the NPA Terrorist Group that is roaming in the said area. He was immediately given first aid before being evacuated to a hospital in General Santos City for medical attention.

Further, coordination is already being made with the PNP in the same area for legal proceedings and proper charges against the arrested terrorist.

Meantime, recovered during the encounter are the following:
a. Three (3) M16 rifles with SN: RP014050, L782952, L782940
b. One (1) Hand Grenade
c. One (1) Rifle Grenade
d. Three (3) Baofeng HH Radios
e. Eight (8) Jungle Backpacks with personal belongings
f. Subversive documents

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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