A communist terrorist was killed during an encounter with the government forces in North Cotabato on Saturday, October 24, 2020, the military said.
“Our troops from the 62nd Division Reconnaisance Company (62DRC) under the 602nd Infantry Brigade encountered more or less 12 fully armed Communist Terrorist Group members at Sitio Rodson, Barangay Arakan, Matalam, North Cotabato at 8:30 in the morning today,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command, in a statement.
“Based on the initial report submitted by Brig. Gen. Capulong, the exchange of fires resulted in the death of one CTG member and the recovery of one M16A1 rifle, three magazines, assorted ammunition, two cellular phones, and propaganda materials,” Vinluan added.
The firefight lasted for twenty minutes after which the enemy withdrew to different directions.
No casualty was reported on the government side.
“Congratulations to the troops of the 62DRC for this significant gain,” said
Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong, 602nd Infantry Brigade Commander, congratulated the 62DRC for this significant gain.
Meanwhile, JTF Central Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy said, “This successful operation bespeaks of our relentless efforts to end terrorism in our area of operation”.
Troops continue to scour the area.
MASIDING NOOR YAHYA