Thursday, August 4, 2011
Army captured Amazon rebel in a clashed with NPA
GAMU, Isabela, August 5, 2011-The Philippine Army reported that the operating elements of Charlie Company of 17th Infantry Battalion led by 2Lt Arial G Siladan encountered a group of fully armed rebels under Lolito Raza, alias ka Lanlan/ched at Barangay Iringan, Allacapan, Cagayan.
Colonel Miguel T Puyao Jr., spokesman of the 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army said that the firefight lasted for almost ten (10) minutes after which the New People’s Army (NPA) withdrew towards different direction leaving behind their captured comrade amazon identified as Magda Limadan around 5:30 in the morning last sunday.
Corporal John Pagtud was reportedly slightly wounded and was immediately evacuated at Matilde District Hospital, Lal-lo, Cagayan for proper medical treatment.
Puyao said that the ensuing firefights at the encountered site resulted to the recovery of one (1) homemade shotgun and two (2) homemade short 12 gauges while the captured amazon was given humane treatment by the operating troops as advocates of the human rights law.
He said that clearing operation is still going on in the encountered site. (Jason de Asis)
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