Soldiers overrun NPA camp in Misamis Occidental

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 21 2017 10:00 AM

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government troops overran a camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) and confiscated several armaments in Misamis Occidental.

In a press release by the Western Mindanao Command, the said camp was seized following an encounter between elements of the 55th Infantry Battalion and members of the SECOM “Sendong” of the Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee in Barangay Gala, Tudela on the afternoon March 18, 2017.

Recovered from the camp were two claymore mines, a grenade rifle, three rolls of wires for landmine, an unexploded M203 ammunition, and several documents.

An NPA flag, 11 NPA bull caps, and a bandoleer were also recovered from the area.

Troops of Joint Task Force ZamPeLan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao) are continuously scouring the area of encounter and immediate vicinity as of this report.