A HIGH-ranking leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) was killed in an encounter with government forces the other day in Lanao del Sur.
The slain NPA leader was identified as alias Allan, company commander of Platoon 2, Guerilla Front Committee of the CPP-NPA.
Reports reaching Camp Aguinaldo said the encounter occurred at 9:40 a.m. in Sitio Narvaza, Bgy. Pinilayan, Tagoloan II, Lanao del Sur.
Accordingly, troops from the Army’s 65th Infantry Battalion were conducting focused military operation in the forested area when they encountered a group of rebels and engaged them in several hours of firefight, killing the NPA leader.
Recovered at the encounter site were an M-16 rifle, an AK-47 rifle, six AK-47 magazines with live ammunition, 14 backpacks, 27 sacks of rice, medical supplies and subversive documents of high intelligence value.