Gov't troops encounter NPAs, recover firearms in Quezon

CAMP CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal, Feb 3  --Combined elements of the AFP-PNP recovered five firearms after a 25-minute intense firefight against 10 NPA terrorists in Brgy Bulo, Mulanay, Quezon on Tuesday, February 2 at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Government troops were able to recover three M16 rifles, one M203 grenade launcher, and an AK47 rifle left by the terrorists belonging to Sub

Regional Military Area or SRMA 4B under alias Marvin, an NPA group conducting terror activities in the province.

MGen Greg T Almerol, Commander of 2ID said there were no casualties on the government forces while still being verified on the enemy side.

"This milestone is a result of the combined efforts of concerned citizens and former rebels in providing real-time information regarding the presence of NPAs in the community, being one with the government toward its finishing touches to fully end insurgency in the country."

Almerol ended his statement by commending the seamless relationship of the soldiers, police, and other government agencies toward advocating peace, serving the people, and continuously defending Filipinos from the threats of terrorism.

Joint AFP-PNP checkpoints have been established in the area to support the ongoing pursuit operations against the fleeing terrorists.
All available military assets have been placed on high alert. (PA 2ID DPAO)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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