Soldiers help wounded NPA member after firefight

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CAMP CAPINPIN, TANAY, RIZAL–A wounded member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was left behind by his comrades after a series of encounters at Brgy San Roque Agro, Catanauan, Quezon

Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID) helped wounded NPA member alias “Marco” after the firefight at Sitio Pung-uy, Brgy Masaya in Buenavista.

Alias “Marco” realized what had happened, saying that “Ganun pala pag wala nang halaga. Iiwanan na lang nila. Nangako silang babalikan ako, ilang araw na, hindi naman sila bumalik,”

Major Gen. Greg Almerol, Commander of the 2ID, lauded the soldiers’ care and compassion to the injured NPA terrorist.

 “This development is proof that enemy or not, your soldiers will always be ready to extend help. We honor every human right and we believe our citizens were only deceived to become NPA members.”

 Last week, three soldiers and two NPA terrorists died during six consecutive encounters in the province.

Two soldiers were also wounded while eight high-powered firearms were recovered after the terrorists escaped and fled towards different directions.

 Government troops are now conducting pursuit operations against the fleeing NPAs.

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