Suspected NPA rebel killed in Cotabato firefight


Posted at Oct 24 2020 06:24 PM | Updated as of Oct 25 2020 09:23 AM

Suspected NPA rebel killed in Cotabato firefight 1
Photo courtesy of the Western Mindanao Command.

CAMP NAVARRO, Calarian, Zamboanga City—A suspected communist rebel was killed during an encounter with government forces in North Cotabato on Saturday, the military said.

Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said troops encountered 12 suspected members of the New People's Army in Sitio Rodson, Barangay Arakan, Matalam town, at about 8:30 a.m.

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“Based on the initial report . . . The exchange of fires resulted in the death of one communist-terrorist group) member and the recovery of one M16A1 rifle, 3 magazines, assorted ammunition, 2 cellular phones, and propaganda materials,” said Vinluan.

The firefight lasted for 20 minutes, after which the armed group withdrew to different directions.

No casualty was reported on the government side.