Phil. Army hits
NPA in Samar anew
DPAO, 8ID PA
November 21, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – Troops of Charlie Company, 14th Infantry (Avenger)
Battalion, Philippine Army encountered more or less 10
CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) in the area of Brgy Concepcion, Paranas,
Samar on November 20, 2018 at 7:50 p.m.
While the troops are
conducting combat operations in the area to confirm presence of
armed men in the said barangay, they were fired-upon by armed CNTs
that prompted the firefight that lasted for 10 minutes that forced
the CNTs to scamper to different directions.
During clearing operations
in the area, soldiers recovered from the encounter site two
improvised explosive device, one rifle grenade, empty magazines and
empty shells of AK46, M16 and M14.
"Our troops are still in
the area conducting pursuit operation while we continue to validate
and confirm information regarding the casualties of the fleeing CNTs,
on the other hand, our engaged troops are safe with no casualty",
said Lt. Col. Jimmy V. Jimenez, Commanding Officer, 14IB, 8ID, PA.
Lt. Col. Jimenez further
explains that the Stormtroopers through the Avenger Battalion will
continue to intensify offensive against the CNTs in the area of
Samar "to degrade their armed components to further eradicate the
CNTs by 2019 in our Area of Operations". "Rest assured that our
Battalion will remain to be vigilant in performing our mandated task
to serve the Waraynons and in Securing the Island of Samar", Lt.
Col. Jimenez added.