Unidentified rebel killed in clash with troops in Negros Oriental

LA LIBERTAD. A rebel dies in an encounter with the army in La Libertad, Negros Oriental Monday, March 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)
LA LIBERTAD. A rebel dies in an encounter with the army in La Libertad, Negros Oriental Monday, March 15, 2021. (Contributed photo)

AN UNIDENTIFIED member of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) died in an encounter with the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion in Sitio Mabanga, Barangay Bagtic, La Libertad, Negros Oriental on Monday, March 15, 2021.

While scouring the encounter site around 2:30 in the afternoon, the troops of 62IB discovered a cadaver of a still unidentified member of CTG, the army report said.

Various war materials that included one 5.56 M16 rifle; one long M16 magazine; one anti-personnel mine; one rifle grenade; three backpacks; four cellphones; one small solar panel, and subversive documents with high intelligence value were also discovered, it added.

Major General Eric Vinoya, commander, 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, said the encounter was a product of the vigilance and support of the local populace to the army by feeding correct and timely information on the movement of the CTGs, and the unending efforts and strategies of every spearhead trooper in intensifying the government’s campaign against insurgency in the region.

“We will mobilize all of our capabilities to make sure that these communist-terrorists will not have the opportunity to unleash violence in the Island. The recent encounter should serve as a stern warning to the remaining CTG members in the area to surrender to the folds of the law to avoid misfortune and death,” Vinoya said.

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