Forces from the Joint Task Force Central overran on December 22, 2020 a Communist Terrorist Group lair in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, according to the WestMinCom Commander.
“Our troops from the 63rd Division Reconnaissance Company under the 6th Infantry Division were conducting combat operation at Lumoton Mountain Range in Kalamansig when they discovered a Communist Terrorist Group lair with barricades and bunkers that can accommodate more or less twenty personalities,” said Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
The lair was discovered abandoned one day ago, according to 6ID/JTF Central Commander Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, based on tracks and other evidence collected in the region.
Because of the protruding cables connecting to two suspected improvised bombs wrapped in black cellophane, the operating forces were able to visually identify a suspected IED put in the camp.
They promptly communicated with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team to ensure that the suspected IEDs were handled and disposed of properly.
Troops are still scouring the area.
“The AFP’s Western Mindanao Command will relentlessly operate especially during the holiday season to ensure the safety and security of the people and to deprive the terrorists of the opportunity to create havoc in the communities,” Vinluan said.