5 NPA members killed in encounter with Army Special Forces

The Philippine Army has reported that 5 members of NPA were killed during an encounter with operating troops of First Special Forces Battalion which is under Philippine Army Special Forces Regiment (Airborne).

Philippine Army photo

The encounter occurred at Bgy. Gayakay, Tagaloan II, Lanao del Sur on February 2.

“The operating troops conducted direct action operation against more or less 30 enemy personalities belonging to the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee. A total of one and a half hour firefight ensued,” the Philippine Army said.

The encounter also resulted to seizure of one M14, three M16, and two Garand Rifles.

“Pursuit operations are going to find, fix, and finish the remnants of the terrorist groups,” the Philippine Army said.