Two alleged members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed after a series of encounters with government troops in the boundary hinterlands of Agusan del Sur Sunday, September 8, military said.
The two cadavers were recovered by the combined troops of the 60th Infantry Battalion (IB) and the 25th IB following a series of encounters at Sitio Union, Brgy. Binucayan, Loreto town, said 1001st Infantry Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Gilbert Saret.
Also recovered from separate encounters were two M16 rifles, a 15-kilo improvised explosive device (IED), rifle grenade, 100 meters IED detonating cord, several magazines and ammunition, freshly cooked foodstuff, and other subversive materials, he said.
At least 220 families from Sitio Union and other nearby villages have been forced to vacate their homes due to the armed hostilities, Saret added