Ang Bayan
April 21, 2019

AFP misencounters

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Two misencounters between AFP units rampaging in peasant communities were reported recently.

Last April 10, at 3:00 a.m., two columns of the Bravo Coy of 85th IB clashed in Sitio Labrahan, Barangay Butanguiad in San Francisco, Quezon. One column of the said unit wore civilian clothing to imitate Red fighters while the other column wore military uniforms. A soldier was killed while many were wounded.

To cover-up the fiasco, the 85th IB claimed that an encounter between their troops and NPA occured. AFP troops also presented the killed soldier as a Red fighter despite being identified otherwise in a funeral home in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, more than 20 elements of Marine Battalion Landing Team-2 were killed by their own mortars while maneuvering against the Red fighters last February 5 in Kapuyan Blag, Barangay Datu Wasay, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.

AB (2019-04-21): AFP misencounters