Army captain killed in Basilan encounter PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:33

An Army captain was killed in a clash with Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits in Unkaya, Pukan town, Basilan Tuesday morning.

Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang, Army spokesperson, identified the fallen officer as Capt. Harold Camazo, commander of the 11th Scout Ranger Company, Fourth Scout Ranger Regiment, Special Operations Command.

He added that Camazo was killed around 11:26 a.m. as he and his men engaged an undetermined number of BIFF and ASG brigands while conducting clearing operations in IVO, Barangay Tongbato, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan.

Four soldiers were also wounded in the encounter.

Pursuit operations are still ongoing against the lawless elements.

Camazo is a graduate of Philippine Military Academy Class of 2005.

He was born in Dec. 31, 1981, married and a native of Magsaysay, Oriental Mindoro.