Slain, wounded Abus identified PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 August 2015 15:07

The military on Thursday has released the names of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits killed and wounded during a clash with troopers of Joint Task Group Sulu Wednesday afternoon.

However, Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said that the names were subject to confirmation and validation.

Reported killed in the pitched battle at Barangay Buanza, Indanan town, Sulu were ASG bandits identified as Joy Juliyon, Arapat Bagadi, a certain Majindi, Sarman Aidarud, one Mandi, Arapat Hadjiri, Dunni Ammin, Salman Wahid, Majindi Kamlun and Runni Said.

While the five other brigands are still unidentified as of this posting.

Wounded ASG members were identified as Abdel Dela Cruz, Sherwin Dela Cruz, Mawalil, Duni, Bidah, Lasis Jihili and Kapatud Sarman

Arrojado said that they now have coordinated with the Sulu Provincial Police Office for the processing and proper disposition of slain ASGs.

The encounter Wednesday happened as government troops stormed the militants’ camp. At the height of the gunbattle, two Philippine Coast Guard men held captives by the Abu Sayyaf after they were abducted in Dapitan City last May managed to escape.