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Soldiers overrun NPA camp in Davao Oriental

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The government troops overran a camp of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) following a firefight in Davao Oriental Friday.

While conducting focus military operations, the Army troopers encountered about 60 Maoist rebels at the vicinity of Langgawisan 1, Brgy. Ompao in Tarragona town at 9:35 a.m., said Capt. Jerry Lamosao, public affairs office chief of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division.

After a 45-minute firefight, the rebels withdrew towards different directions.

“There was no casualty on the government forces while undetermined on enemy side,” Lamosao said.

He said the troops overran the terrorists encampment that has eight improvised kitchens.

The soldiers also recovered firearm, blasting caps, batteries, medical supplys and other personal belongings with subversive documents.