Usman killed in clash with MILF fighters — police PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 May 2015 14:07

Abdul Basit Usman, the high-profile terrorist who was the target of a police Special Action Force operation in Maguindanao in January, was killed in a clash with Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters on Sunday, provincial police said.

According to Maguindanao provincial police chief S/Supt. Nickson Muksan, Usman was killed by members of the MILF 118th Base Command in Barangay Muti, Guindulungan town before noon on Sunday.

Muksan cited information from barangay captain Gayak Midtimbang, Guindulungan Mayor Midpantao Midtimbang, and Toks Upam of the MILF-Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities.

Authorities have yet to retrieve Usman’s body.

Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala earlier said that the military has yet to confirm reports of Usman’s death.

“Kasalakuyan pang bine-verify ng 6th Infantry Division ang impormasyong ito,” he said.

The AFP Western Mindanao Command said it had no information on Usman’s reported death. — GMA News