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Army troops overrun enemy encampment, 1 CNT killed

May 30, 2019

CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan City – Troops belonging to 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion while conducting focus military operations overrun an enemy encampment of the Communist-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) at Sitio Bagong, Barrio, Brgy. Pinanag-an, Borongan, Eastern Samar on May 30, 2019 at 7:30 AM.

The fire fight against more or less 50 CNTs lasted for about 1 hour and 30 minutes that resulted to one enemy killed (body count) and the recovery of one (1) .357 magnum with four (4) live ammos, one (1) improvised explosive device (IED), two (2) magazines for AK-47, two (2) rifle grenades, one (1) M203 ammunition, fifteen (15) backpacks, assorted medicines, three (3) blasting caps, five (5) cellular phones, one (1) detonator (bomb switch), assorted ammunitions (for AK-47, M16, Garand rifles), and subversive documents with high intelligence value. While no casualty on the government side.

The discovery of the said enemy encampment was attributed to the information provided by the civilian populace to the military.

Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, 8th Infantry Division and Joint Task Force STORM believed that the CNTs are on the run since the Army launched its relentless internal security operations in the far-flung communities influenced by the terrorists.

In his statement, Maj. Gen. Farnacio said that “Ito ay nagpapatunay na epektibo ang mga ginagawang mga programa at hakbang ng ating mga kasundalohan sa tulong na rin ng ating mga kababayan upang matigil na ang pananamantala, pag-impluwensiya ng mga rebeldeng NPA sa mga liblib na kanayunan sa rehiyon.”

“Muli kung ipinaaabot sa ating mga kapatid na rebelde, na nais na magbalik loob, huwag na kayong mag-alangang sumuko. Ang gobyerno ay may nakalaang programa para sa inyo ang Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program o ECLIP. Masarap ang mabuhay na payapa at kapiling ang pamilya,” Farnacio added.