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NPA Terrorist Killed in Cam. Norte Encounter



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur- One unidentified member of CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNT) was killed in an encounter transpired at the vicinity of Zone 1, Barangay Tuaca, Basud, Camarines Norte, Sunday morning, March 3.  

Based from the report, the elements of 1st Cam. Norte Provincial Mobile Forces Company were conducting security operation in the said area in response to the information given by the civilians when they encountered 15 armed CNTs believed to be members of KSPN 1, Larangan 2, Komiteng Probinsya 1 of Bicol Regional Party Committee.

The said firefight lasted for almost five minutes and the terrorists immediately fled towards different directions living their dead comrade behind. The government troops also recovered one cal. 45 pistol, one cal. 30 carbine rifle, and one hand grenade in the encounter site. There was no reported casualty on the government side while pursuit operation is still on going.

In the official statement of Joint Task Force Bicolandia under Maj. Gen. Fernando T. Trinidad AFP, the command lauded the cooperation of the civilian populace in the area and the prompt response of the police force that yielded positive result contributory to the ongoing anti-insurgency campaign in the Bicol Region. Maj. Gen. Trinidad further reminded the public to be extra vigilant and report to the authorities the presence of the communist terrorists in their communities so that this group will be prevented from doing atrocities and victimizing innocent civilians.

Meanwhile, the JTF Bicolandia also expressed its deepest sympathy to the family of the dead CNT member citing that he was also a victim of the communist’s deception to join them in their senseless armed struggle. Along this line, the command once again called upon the remaining members of the CNT to lay dow their arms and return to the folds of the law so that tragic loss of lives will be avoided.

The command also gave assurance for those who will surrender that appropriate assistance will be given under the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program or E-CLIP.