7ID, Mountain Province PNP neutralize 2 CNTs; seize high-powered firearms

Combined forces from the 7th Infantry Division’s 69th Infantry Battalion and Mountain Province police neutralized two CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) in an encounter in Besao, Mountain Province on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

At Sitio Masameyeo, Barangay Gueday in Besao, Mountain Province, operating troops from 69IB, along with Besao Municipal Police Station personnel and Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), clashed with Komiteng Larangang Guerilla – Abra, Mountain Province, Ilocos Sur (KLG-AMPIS) members. Two CNTs were killed in the ensuing 10-minute shootout, and two 5.56 mm R4 rifles were recovered.

On September 28, 2021, government troops battled with KLG-AMPIS members in Brgy. Mainit, Bontoc, Mountain Province.  Two CTG members were killed and several high-powered firearms were recovered.

Lt. Gen. Andres Centino, the Commanding General of the Philippine Army (CGPA), reaffirmed the Philippine Army’s commitment to carrying out the Commander in Chief’s command to end the decades-long conflict by 2022. According to the CGPA, the enemy is on the verge of irrevocable defeat, and the Army will not forgo this opportunity.

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