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Gov’t Troops Seize Communist Terrorists’ Hide-out in Masbate



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-Government troops overran a communist terrorist lair in Sitio Little Baguio, Barangay San Antonio, Milagros town in Masbate province, Monday, March 9.


Joint elements of 2nd Infantry Battalion (2IB) and Masbate Police Provincial Office were conducting security operations in the area when they foray into the said bivouac with four huts.


Recovered in the site were 336 rounds of live ammunitions for M16 rifle, two radios, medical equipment and supplies, printer, anti-personnel mine (APM)switch, personal belongings and subversive documents.


It is believed that members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) kept the ammunitions in their hide-out several weeks ago based on its physical appearance.


Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP directed the troops to intensify the security measures in the area to stop the violence and atrocities of CTG members in different communities.


Gen. Trinidad reminded the public to be wary of the CTG’s illegal activities and recruitment scheme. He also asked for continuous cooperation and support in the government’s campaign in attaining lasting peace in Bicol region.