The troops of the Joint Task Force Central overran an NPA lair in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on the afternoon of December 22, 2020, the WestMinCom Commander said.
“Our troops from the 63rd Division Reconnaissance Company under the 6th Infantry Division were conducting combat operation at Lumoton Mountain Range in Kalamansig when they discovered a Communist Terrorist Group lair with barricades and bunkers that can accommodate more or less twenty personalities,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
According to 6ID/JTF Central Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the lair was observed abandoned one day ago based on the tracks and other pieces of evidence found in the area. The operating troops recovered a suspected Improvised Explosive Device laid in the camp which was visually identified due to the protruding wires connected to two suspected improvised explosives wrapped with black cellophane.
They immediately coordinated with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team for the proper handling and disposal of the said suspected IEDs.Troops continue to scour the area.
“The AFP’s Western Mindanao Command will relentlessly operate especially during the holiday season to ensure the safety and security of the people and to deprive the terrorists of the opportunity to create havoc in the communities,” said Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. WESTERN MINDANAO COMMAND