DAVAO CITY — The New People’s Army (NPA) said they killed 11 military troops wounded six others after launching five military actions from February 16-20 in the north central part of Mindanao.
In an emailed statement, Allan Juanito, spokesperson of the NPA, said their South-Central Bukidnon Subregional Command (SCB-SRC) killed two Army soldiers after an operation against the 8th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Can-ayan, Malaybalay City at around 2:00 pm on February 16.
On Friday, February 19, another encounter occurred in Sitio Tagiptip, Brgy. Iba, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon between an NPA team and six soldiers under Charlie Company of the 8th IB.
Juanito said three died on the AFP’s side, including an member of the paramilitary Alamara group. Three were wounded.
He said, on the same day, an alleged criminal who was evading arrest by a unit of the NPA’s Western Agusan Norte – Agusan Sur (Wanas) Subregional command was killed in Brgy. Oromica, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.
Meanwhile, on February 20, Juanito said five government forces were killed and three were wounded in two separate operations of the NPAs against the 23rd IB troops in Sitio Calaitan, Brgy. Sangay, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. The first operation occurred between a column of 23rd IB soldiers at around 11:48 noon time, while the second occurred against another column at around 3:15 in the afternoon. (davaotoday.com)