15IB troops clash with terror group, two rebels dead

    FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – Operating troops of the 15th Infantry “Molave Warrior” Battalion encountered members of the CPP-NPA-Terrorists (CNTs) leading to two rebels’ deaths on April 24, 2021 in Negros Occidental.

    The clash transpired while the 15IB troops were conducting combat clearing operations in Sitio Payranan, Barangay Pinggot, Ilog. Around 10 CNTs were engaged in the 40-minute firefight who later on fled from the battle. Seized items from the enemy include one M16 rifle, one cal.45 pistol, one shotgun, one landmine, two M16A1 magazine, one cal.45 colt 1911 magazine, 40 rounds 5.56mm ammunition, seven rounds cal.45 ammunition and five backpacks.

    The Philippine Army will continue its mission in preserving the peace and stop terrorism in all its form. Rest assured that amid the pandemic, the Philippine Army will remain committed in sustaining the peace and security in the region.#

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