PATROLLING government troops clashed with a group of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Friday in a sub-urban village in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental, a military official said on Saturday.
Major Ray Tiongson, Public Affairs Office (PAO) chief of the army’s 3rd Infantry Division said in a report to Camp Aguinaldo, the armed encounter resulted to the recovery of one M1 Garand Rifle and one M1 Carbine.
During the clearing operation, government troops also overran a rebel encampment that has a classroom, makeshift structures, kitchen and observation posts. Also recovered were subversive documents, food and personal belongings, Tiongson said in the report.
Prior to the encounter, village residents reported to Army troops about the presence of armed individuals that are planning to conduct atrocities against government forces and the populace in the said area.