8ID troops seized high powered firearms and medical supplies
Published in dwdd.com.ph
Catbalogan City, Samar,(DWDD) —Troops under the 8th Military Intelligence Battalion recovered one (1) M16 rifle, one (1) long magazine with live ammunition and a medical kit with assorted medicines, 1-syringe, dextrose and gloves at the vicinity of Barangay San Miguel and Barangay San Francisco, both of Las Navas, Northern Samar on August 11, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.
According to the report received by this Headquarters, the recovered firearm and Medical kit were discovered by a concerned citizen along the withdrawal route of the New People’s Army members after an encounter with government troops on July 31, 2014 at Brangay San Miguel, Las Navas, Northern Samar.
The concerned citizen later reported the location of the firearm to Headquarters 8th Infantry Division which mobilized the 8th Military Intelligence Battalion that recovered the firearm. More troops were dispatched in the areas near Barangay San Francisco and Barangay San Miguel to pursue the rebels who were reported to be hiding in their hideouts near the said barangays.