CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – A New People’s Army (NPA) fighter was killed when a fierce gunbattle erupted between government security forces and communist insurgents in Compostela Valley (ComVal) province, it was reported yesterday.
The military report said a platoon of troops from the 66th Infantry Battallion (66th IB) led by 1Lt. Marvin Gammad engaged some 30 heavily armed rebels in Sitio Apogon, Barangay Katipunan, Nabunturan town, ComVal province at about 9 a.m., Thursday.
Outnumbered, the rebels retreated, leaving behind their dead comrade. The troops recovered from the clash site six high-powered firearms and live ammunition. (Mike U. Crismundo)