KUTA MAJOR CESAR L SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur nce – The troops of 53rd Infantry (Matapat) Battalion and Communist Terrorists clashed again today, 4:00 p.m. at Sitio Baka, Brgy Gasa, Lakewood, Zamboanga del sur.
The troops were on pursuit operation due to the recent encounter that transpired on Friday where one communist terrorist was killed.
The troops recovered one M-60 Machine Gun, one M-16 assault rifle, IEDs and subversive documents in a one hour and five minutes firefight.
Pursuit operation is conducted against the escaping rebels.
Once again, Brig. General Roseller G. Murillo AFP, Commander 1st Infantry “TABAK” Division, lauded the accomplishment of the troops.
“Continue the focused military operations against the NPA to stop them from their extortion activities to the populace and to bring back peace and stability in the area.” He added.XXX