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One Communist Terrorist Killed, HPFA Recovered Following A Clash In North Cotabato

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A communist terrorist was killed during an encounter with the government forces on October 24, 2020.

“Our troops from the 62nd Division Reconnaissance Company under the 602nd Infantry Brigade encountered more or less 12 fully armed Communist Terrorist Group members at Sitio Rodson, Brgy. Arakan, Matalam, North Cotabato at 8:30 in the morning today,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.

“Based on the initial report submitted by Brig. Gen. Capulong, the exchange of fires resulted in the death of one CTG member and the recovery of one M16A1 rifle, three magazines, assorted ammunition, two cellular phones, and propaganda materials,” Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. added.

The firefight lasted for twenty minutes after which the enemy withdrew to different directions.

“Congratulations to the troops of the 62DRC for this significant gain,” said 602nd Infantry Brigade Commander Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong.

No casualty was reported on the government side.

Meanwhile, JTF Central Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy said, “This successful operation bespeaks of our relentless efforts to end terrorism in our area of operation”.

Troops continue to scour the area.


(Source: Western Mindanao Command)

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