Bodies of 2 suspected NPA members found in Zamboanga del Norte


The government troops have recovered two cadavers allegedly of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) following an encounter in Zamboanga del Norte.

According to 102nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Leonel Nicolas Sunday, July 12, the civilians reported the presence of armed individuals in the forested area in Purok 5, Barangay Batayan in Kalawit town Friday, July 10.

A heavy clash ensued that lasted for 45 minutes.

While clearing the encounter site, the military recovered a cadaver, one M16 rifle, one AK47 assault rifle, several pieces of ammunition, medicines and propaganda materials and personal belongings.

Meanwhile, the troops recovered another cadaver in the morning of July 11.

Nicolas said the two slain NPA members were identified by their former comrades who are now reintegrated to the mainstream society.