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Army troops seize high-powered guns from Samar clash

/ 01:45 PM February 10, 2021

BORONGAN CITY –– Soldiers from the 46th Infantry Battalion seized high-powered weapons during a 15-minute clash with ten communist rebels at Barangay Layo in Pinabacdao, Samar on Monday, Feb. 8.

In a press statement, the battalion said they received information from a resident about the alleged presence of the rebels in Layo.

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Seized during the encounter were two M16 rifles, nine backpacks, five mobile phones, two flashlights, a power bank, a whistle, and documents.

“We assure the people of Samar that the army will use all its resources against the rebel groups.” 801st IB Commander Camilo Ligayo said.

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Ligayo also appealed to the New People’s Army to lay down their arms and go back to the fold of the law.

Edited by LZB
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