Monday, September 7, 2020

Army seizes Firearm after clash with NPA in MisOr

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental - The Philippine Army’s 58th Infantry “Dimalulupig” Battalion has recovered a high powered firearm and a grenade after a clash with members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at the hinterland of So. Kibalos, Brgy. Quezon Heights, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental last September 1, 2020.

Acting on the report of a concerned civilian, the government troops intensified their combat operation and immediately proceeded to the area where members of CTG were sighted.

A firefight then transpired which lasted for ten minutes and the enemy dispersed in different directions towards the northeast and south.

While scouring the area, the government troops recovered One (1) hand grenade, One (1) Carbine Rifle with serial number 7490075, one (1) carbine magazine, 40 rounds of carbine ammo, three (3) backpacks, and personal belongings.

Likewise, the troops also discovered heavy bloodstains near the encounter site.

The government troops have launched a pursuit operation to track down the rebels.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of 58IB, thanked the villager for the tips given to our troops and for his trust in the government.

“This indicates that our people are tired and sick of the NPA’s terrorist acts and they want peace in their communities. It is also an example and a challenge to other communities to contribute to end local communist armed conflict in order to attain inclusive and sustainable peace of our nation,” Lt. Col. Canatoy said. 

"While the enemy continues to intensify their terroristic acts, your Army will always be ready to protect the peace-loving people of Misamis Oriental," he added.

Moreover, Lt. Col. Canatoy commended the troops for another accomplishment and for the successful security operation in the area.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 58th Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Diamond, PA

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