CAMP ELIAS ANGELES, Pili, Camarines Sur-A communist NPA terrorist (CNT) was killed in a successful engagement initiated yet again by government troops around 8:20 in the morning at Lagonoy town in Camarines Sur province, Saturday, August 15.
At least 15 members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) were encountered by the joint elements of 83rd Infantry Battalion (83IB) and the PNP conducting security operations in response to a report of some residents in Barangay Olas about the presence of communist terrorists in the area.
Fierce gunfight resulted in the killing of one CTG member while the troops seized two M16 rifles, one M653 rifle,one AK47 and propaganda materials from the fleeing CNTs.
Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN HENRY A ROBINSON JR PA stressed that the operation foiled the attempt of the CTG to carry out their terroristic acts in the fourth district of the province.
“Our top priority is to safeguard the civilians and their communities by preventing the CTG from hampering the peace efforts of the government. Our string of accomplishments is a proof of how sincere your Army in Bicol to attain genuine peace and sustainable development. To all the Bicolanos, we are in this together. Tulong-tulong tayong tapusin ang armadong tunggalian,” MGen Robinson stressed.
It can be recalled that last week of July, a CNT member was also killed and one M60 machine gun, M16 rifle, anti-personnel mine, cellphone, assorted ammunitions, roll of electric wire, propaganda materials and other personal belongings were seized in an armed clash in Sorsogon.