CAMP GERONA, MURCIA, Negros Occidental—Two (2) unidentified members of NPA terrorist group were killed and various high-powered firearms were seized after a clash between the Communist NPA terrorist group and troops of 62nd Infantry Battalion, 3ID, Philippine Army in Sitio Upper Binataan, Brgy. Quintin Remo, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental arrived at around 7:00 in the morning today, November 28, 2022 (Monday).
Responding to reports from residents on alleged harassment and extortion activities committed by the NPA Communist Terrorists Group (CNT) in Sitio Upper Binataan, the Battalion immediately conducted a pursuit Combat Operations, which resulted in an armed encounter against fifteen (15) members of NPA Terrorists belonging to Central Negros 1 (CN1) Komiteng Rehiyon- Negros Cebu Bohol Siquijor (NCBS).
The exchange of fires lasted for about 40 minutes, after which the NPA Terrorists scampered toward Northwest and Northern directions, leaving two of their dead comrades.
Also seized were the following: Two (2) M16, one (1) M203, one (1) AK47, one (1) M14, one (1) Magnum .357 Revolver with three serviceable ammunitions, three (3) Magazines for AK47, seven (7) magazines for M16, two (2) Rifle Grenade, one (1) Serviceable Ammo of 40mm HE, medical equipment and supply, three (3) backpacks, two (2) Bandoliers, NPA terrorist subversive documents, and other personal belongings.