Saturday, November 30, 2013
Military Troops recover Firearm and Extorted Foods From NPA
CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City- Army troopers of 48th Infantry Battalion recovered from NPA remnants a cache of food supplies, high powered firearm and subversive documents in Sitio Maputi, Barangay Camachin, Dona Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan this 1:30pm, November 30.
The soldiers led by 2lt Edwin S Lauro were on combat operation when they were fired by more or less 25 lawless elements identified as members of Platoon Siera Madre in Bulacan armed group.
Recovered items included the following: one (1) M14 rifle, one (1) laptop, one (1) portable DVD, one (1) cellular phone, one (1) transistor radio, one (1) sack rice, one (1) sack sardines, two (2) back pack and volume of subversive documents
Commander of Northern Luzon Command, LtGen Gregorio Pio P Catapang said, “we will not allow these armed group to continue their illegal activities in collecting foods from less fortunate… we will assure to the residents that our forces will provide enough security”.
The exchange of fire lasted for almost 30 minutes. No casualty in government side, while soldiers believed that enemy suffered several wounded. The pursuit operations still on-going in the said barangay.
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