|*NPA with Nam era M-16 and Type56 Chi-Com AK folder*|
The Armed Forces' Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) has recovered a total of 45 AK-47 rifles from the New People’s Army (NPA) since last year.
Of the rifles, 14 were surrendered by NPA fighters who have availed themselves of the military’s Gun for Peace program, while the rest were recovered in clashes with the insurgents in Cotabato, Bukidnon, and the Caraga and Davao regions.
Earlier, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said over 1,000 AK-47 and M-16 rifles have ended up in the hands of NPA guerrillas in Mindanao...Capt. Alberto Caber, Eastmincom spokesman, said though most of the rifles seized in the Caraga and Davao regions have tampered serial numbers...Meanwhile, elements of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion recovered four AK-47 rifles from members of an NPA extortion unit after a 20-minute firefight in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte...
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