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4 killed, 2 injured in Sulu encounter PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2018 16:57


A soldier and three Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed while two other personnel were injured during a heavy firefight between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf in Patikul, Sulu at dawn yesterday.

Operating troops of the Philippine Marines Ready Force encountered approximately fifty  members of the Abu Sayyaf group under Majid Emamil in Minis Island at 2:25 a.m.

Heavy skirmishes ensued, which killed three members of the Abu Sayyaf and a member of the Philippine Marines.

Two other soldiers were wounded.

Wounded personnel were airlifted to Camp Navarro General Hospital for medical treatment.

“We are deeply saddened by the news that another gallant soldier was killed during the recent encounter of our troops with the ASG bandits, said Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, Western Mindanao Command Chief.

“Moreover Joint Task Force Sulu continues to intensify the conduct of offensives against the Abu Sayyaf to neutralize the bandits.  All measures are being undertaken in accordance with the rules of engagement and with the support of the local government and the populace,” Dela Vega added.  (Ely Dumaboc)

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