CAMP GEN MANUEL T YAN SR., Mawab, Compostela Valley (DWDD) – An encounter transpired on June 27, 2018 between 3rd Infantry Battalion against more or less 30 Communist Terrorists believed to be members of PBC 2 and PBC 3 all of Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC) under an alias Bobby at Barangay Carmen, Baguio Dist, Davao City.
At about 5:34 pm of the same day, while said troops scouring the encounter site, another encounter ensued against the said CNTs. Sporadic firefight lasted for about five minutes while the first encounter lasted for about two (2) hours.
It resulted to one (1) wounded in action on the government side while two (2) were killed on the enemy side and the recovery of one (1) Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Meanwhile, helicopters departed from Tactical Operations Group – 11 (TOG11) and proceeded to the encounter area to provide close-air support (CAS) to the engaged troops of 3IB.
The wounded soldier was evacuated for medical treatment at Camp Panacan Hospital
Major General Noel S Clement, Commander 10ID commended troops’ accomplishment and said “NPA terrorists are not welcome in a ‘cleared’ barangay. With this, their resurgence was immediately reported to us. We are grateful to the people of Barangay Carmen for their continued support and cooperation in maintaining peace and order.” 10DPAO / MCAG