Troops recover landmine after Northern Samar clashBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Army troops recovered landmines and other materials in an encounter with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Northern Samar Sunday afternoon, the military said.
Troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Dante Barotilla of the Army’s 63rd Infantry Battalion encountered around 30 NPA members at Geparayan village, Silvino Lobos town at around 2p.m., said Ltc. Alvin Lagamon of the 8th Infantry Division in a statement.
The encounter led to the recovery of four landmines, six backpacks, six rolls electrical wires, one ICOM radio, one binocular and assorted magazine with live ammunitions.
No casualties were reported on the government side while undetermined numbers on the enemy side, it added.