In Tago, Surigao del Sur, a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed in a clash with military authorities on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
The Army’s 75th Infantry Battalion claimed in a report on Wednesday that at around noon, military forces engaged five rebels in a five-minute firefight in Km. 22, Barangay Caras-an.
The encounter resulted in the death of one of the rebels, whose identity has yet to be determined, but the other four fled, leaving their deceased colleague behind.
The troops discovered multiple high-powered rifles, an anti-personnel mine, and ammo with no injuries recorded.
According to the report, the rebels were members of the NPA’s Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda Platoon of Guerrilla Front 19, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee.
After receiving reports of fully armed militants in the vicinity, military personnel were dispatched to the area.
The United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines have all designated the Communist Party of the Philippines as a terrorist group.