Abu killed in clash with marines PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:23

Soldiers from the Marine Battalion Landing Team-8 have shot and killed an Abu Sayyaf gunman during patrol operations in Patikul town, Sulu Tuesday morning.

Recovered from the slain militant were an M-1 rifle, an M-14, an M-16 automatic rifle fitted with a M-203 grenade launcher and a M-4 carbine equipped with a grenade launcher.

Joint Task Group Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado said the encounter took place at 8:10 a.m. in Barangay Liang, Patikul.

In the ensuing firefight, a ABu Sayyaf member was killed with no losses to government troops.

Arrojado said the body of the slain militant was recovered along with the weapons.

Pursuit operations are still ongoing as of this posting.