“2 NPA Terrorists killed, 2 High Powered Firearms captured during clash in Mis Or”

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental- Two NPA rebels were killed, and two (2) high powered firearms were recovered during encounter between the government troops under 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion and the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) at Sitio Haruhay, Brgy Lunotan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental this morning, August 11, 2022.

The government troops were conducting combat operations acting upon reports from concerned civilians when they encountered communist terrorist groups believed to be combined elements of Platoon Falcon and SR SDG Eagles all of SRC1, NCMRC. The said encounter happened at around 6:30 in the morning and the firefight lasted for about 20 minutes which resulted to the death of two NPA members, one male and one female;capture of two M16 rifles; one IED;cellphones and other materials.
The said cadavers are yet to be identified.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Ricky L. Canatoy, the Commanding Officer of the 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion said “Another lives were lost just because of failed ideology of the Communist Terrorists. I am reiterating our call to the remnants of the CTGs who are still hiding in the hinterlands to lay down their arms and return to the folds of the law while you have the opportunity. Otherwise, our troops will not hesitate to use force against you and you will end up the same fate as the two casualties.

Lt.Col. Canatoy also said that “This encounter should serve as an another eye-opener to the remaining members of the NPA to voluntarily surrender and avail the different programs of the government that are enough for them to start a new life.”

“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” Lt. Col. Canatoy added. Likewise, the government troops will coordinate with the City DRRMO of Gingoog City for the proper diaposition of the cadavers and exhaust all means to inform their respective families.

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