Army: 72 encounters with NPAs on Q1

Apr. 03, 2015

The armed forces’s Eastern Mindanao Command recorded 72 encounters with the New People’s Army since the lifting of the unilateral Suspension of Military Operations on January 19.

Eastmincom commander, Lt Gen. Aurelio Baladad said they confiscated 155 firearms from the encounters, killed 36 NPA fighters during the first three months of the year.

Baladad said a total of 36 NPAs surrendered and will be enrolled in the government’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program.

The NPA recently celebrated its 46th founding anniversary on March 29.

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