Three alleged members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with government troops in Sultan Kudarat.
Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, commander of the Joint Task Force Central, said soldiers from the 37th Infantry Battalion were conducting combat operation when they encountered about 25 rebels from the Daguma Front, Far South Mindanao Regional Command under Commander a.k.a. Rayray in Sitio Sinuksok, Barangay Bugso, Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat Friday, January 31.
Firefight ensued which lasted for 30 minutes after which enemies withdrew towards unknown direction.
“A pursuit operation is being conducted for the possible neutralization of the fleeing militants,” Carreon said.
While scouring the encounter site, troops recovered three cadavers, one Caliber 45 pistol, one ICOM radio, five sacks of rice, and one medical kit.