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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, May 6, 2019
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NPA recruit nabbed
in encounter: Army
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

 

Patrolling Army soldiers foiled an attempt of the New People’s Army to sabotage their election security operations, following an encounter Saturday in Sitio Dawhan, Brgy. Buenavista, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.

Lt. Col. Egberto Dacoscos, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, said yesterday that the encounter between his troops and 20 suspected NPA rebels lasted for 15 minutes, and the rebels later scampered in various directions, leaving behind a 13-year-old rebel recruit, whose identity he has withheld.

Dacoscos said they were able to recover an improvised anti-personnel landmine, a Communist Party of the Philippines flag and seven back packs containing personnel belongings.

Traces of bloodstains were also discovered by Army soldiers at the withdrawal sites, and bolstered reports of civilians that five rebels were either injured or killed in the gunbattle, he added.

The arrested minor has been turned over by the Philippine Army to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

In previous months, the 62IB also figured in two encounters with suspected NPA rebels in the same barangay, that also resulted in the seizure of a rebel camp, recovery of two improvised explosive devices, ammunition for an M60 machine gun.*

 

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