Camp Aquino, Tarlac City – Troops from the 24th Infantry Battalion of the 5th Infantry Division, encountered the terrorist group of the New People’s Army (NPA) at 2:45 in the afternoon of November 27, 2017, in Sitio Nagas-asan, Brgy Ud-udiao, Sallapadan, Abra.
The NOLCOM Army troopers were on security patrol, when they chanced upon the NPA criminal group and eventually engaged in a firefight. The said terrorist group were members of the Agustin Begnalin Command, Kilusang Larangang Gerilya (KLG) North Abra of the Ilocos-Cordillera Regional Party Committee (ICRC) being led by Abdon Siddayao @CHICO/ABDUL/RIM.
There was an undetermined number of casualties on the NPA side while one (1) personnel from the said army unit was wounded in his leg as a result of the encounter.
The Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) continuously conducts focused military operations (FMO) in selected areas of Northern Luzon frequently visited by the remnants of the NPA criminal group, preventing them from sowing terror to the populace and hinder development and progress in the area.