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Gov’t soldiers find NPA war weapons in Bulacan

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 05:19 PM September 19, 2022
NPA war materiel in Bulacan

Army troops from the 70th Infantry Battalion unearth several long firearms reportedly owned by communist rebels in Norzagaray town, Bulacan province on Sunday, September 18, 2022. (Photo courtesy of the 70th IB)

NORZAGARAY, Bulacan — Government troops on Sunday, September 18, unearthed several firearms and ammunition reportedly belonging to the New People’s Army (NPA).

Capt. Rommel Jordan, civil-military operations officer of the Philippine Army’s 70th Infantry Battalion, said the war materiel or supplies was discovered at 6: 30 a.m. in a forested area at Sitio (sub-village) Sarumbibit, Barangay San Mateo.

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Acting on a tip from a villager, Army troops and police officers found an M-16A1 rifle, a Colt M653, a defaced M653 (Elisco), ammunition for 5.56 mm, and steel and plastic magazines placed inside a sack.

Jordan said the war armaments belonged to the NPA’s Narciso Command based in the mountains of Rizal and Bulacan within the Sierra Madre Mountain range. INQ

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