Government troops of the 65th Infantry Battalion 9th Infantry Division under the operational control of 403rd Brigade recently figured in an encounter against more or less twenty members of the communist armed group last July 30 and overran their hideout in a remote uninhabited area in Brgy. Pigsag-an, Cagayan de Oro City.

According to a press release, the military operation was in response to a tip from a concerned citizen of the presence of armed men doing extortion and teach-in activities in the area. The firefight resulted to one (1) personnel wounded from the government side while several NPAs were either killed or wounded as evidenced by the blood stain scattered on the encounter site. Recovered in the site were one (1) unexploded anti-personnel mine, the use of which is prohibited under the United Nations Ottawa Treaty, expended ammunition of M16/M14/AK47, and personal belongings. The wounded soldier was immediately evacuated to Camp Evangelista Station Hospital for medical treatment and is now in stable condition.

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