Special Forces neutralize NPA member, seize high-powered firearms

Special Forces troops under Philippine Army’s 7th Special Forces Company, Special Forces Regiment (Airborne) have neutralized a member of the NPA.

According to Philippine Army, the NPA member was killed during operations on April 14 in Surigao del Sur. The operating troops also seized seized high-powered firearms.

“Said troops were conducting Intensive Military Operation at Sitio Magkahunao, Barangay Buhisan, San Agustin when a 30-minute firefight transpired against more or less 10 CNTs,” the Philippine Army said.

“The enemy then withdrew leaving two M16 rifles, one AK47 rifle, and one M653 rifle,” it added.

According to Philippine Army, it “continues to capacitate its forces to further strengthen its resolve against the atrocities of terror groups and sustain the peace and security in the nation.”