“Armed rebel died, 2 HPFAs recovered by the gov’t troops”
An armed rebel died while two (2) high-powered firearms were recovered following an encounter at Brgy. dela Paz, Lopez, Quezon, 5:30 this morning.
The operating troops (1 Platoon) recovered an M16 rifle and a shotgun after a 20 minutes clash against more or less 30 armed rebels.
The battle casualty is yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, the troops are still conducting operations to track down other fleeing bandits.
MGen Romeo G Gan AFP, Commander, 2ID, said this could have been avoided if the rebels have listened to the government’s sincere call for peace.
On the same way, he commended the troops under the 201st Infantry Brigade headed by Col Lenard T Agustin INF (GSC) PA for a job well done.
He also encouraged other rebels to abandon their armed struggle and join the new president in his vision for a peaceful and progressive country.
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