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Army troops overrun NPA camp in Ifugao

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 12:11 PM May 24, 2022
Army troops overrun NPA camp in Ifugao

New People’s Army (NPA) | INQUIRER.net file photo

CAMP MELCHOR DELA CRUZ, Gamu, Isabela––Army soldiers from the 54th Infantry Battalion (IB) overran an alleged New People’s Army camp after a 20-minute firefight Monday in Barangay Namal, Asipulo town, Ifugao province.

Capt. Karol Jay Mendoza Jr., 54th IB civil-military officer, said the suspected communist guerrillas from the Guerilla Front-Abra-Mt. Province-Ilocos Sur chanced upon the government troops, resulting in a gunbattle.

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The rebels later withdrew, reportedly dragging along their wounded comrades.

According to the Army, the government soldiers later secured the place and uncovered the rebel camp.

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Found at the hideout were four anti-personnel mines with 40-meter wire, 20 blasting caps, medical kits, anti-government documents, and personal belongings.

A hot pursuit operation was underway, the military said.

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