NPA extortionist killed in Agusan del Sur clash

An NPA belonging to the Guerilla Front 88, which is responsible for the burning of an Elf truck in San Luis, Agusan del Sur was killed on October 5th, in an encounter with government troops at Km. 9, Barangay Policarpio, of the said municipality.

The operating troops of 26th Infantry Battalion was pursuing the more or less 20 NPA terrorists who burned an Elf Truck at Brgy Balit, San Luis town when they encountered the armed group in Brgy Policarpio. The firefight lasted for 20 minutes before the NPAs made their escape.

One NPA died in the encounter and one (1) M16 rifle and improvised explosive devices were seized in the encounter site.

Brigadier General Andres Centino thanked the civilians who reported the location of the armed group which help the troops in pinning them down.

“Once again, we enjoin the people to help us prevent the CPP-NPA terrorists from conducting atrocities against the people by providing us timely information on the presence of the armed group in your communities,” said Centino.