Tuesday, October 14, 2014
One (1) Killed and Three (3) Wounded in Army-NPA Clash
CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City - One (1) soldier was killed and three (3) were wounded as a result of ongoing combat operations by elements of 54th Infantry Battalion of 503rd Infantry Brigade, 5th Infantry Division, Philippine Army against NPA remnants in Sitio Landing, Barangay Camandag, Asipulo, Ifugao about 7:30am, October 14, 2014.
The military forces lead by 1st Lieutenant James M. Carinan conducted combat operations after they received information about the presence of NPA remnants in the said area. Upon approaching the reported area, they encountered the enemy in heavy exchange of gunfires.
Pfc James C En-Ale, Philippine Army was declared dead after the exchange of fire with more or less 25 members of NPA remnants.
Three (3) soldiers were also wounded namely: 1Lt James M. Carinan, Pfc John Ryl J. Discaya and Pfc Raphy C Anongos.
Lieutenant General Felicito Virgilio M Trinidad Jr, the NolCom Commander said, “the loss of our comrades is a proof of our desire to pursue the peace and order in this part of our country, even to the extent of sacrificing their own lives. This is part of our mandate”.
“This will not hinder us in pursuing our mission to stop these lawless elements”. LtGen Trinidad concluded.
The military forces are still conducting pursuit operations in the vicinity of Brgy Camandag, Asipulo, Ifugao.
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