7 marines hurt in fresh Sulu clash PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 April 2016 11:48

Seven marines were wounded in a fresh encounter with Abu Sayyaf guerrillas on Friday in Sulu.

Maj. Felimon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, disclosed the fire fight took place around 11 a.m. in Barangay Tugas, Patikul, Sulu.

Tan said seven troops, who belong to the 2nd Marine Brigade, were wounded in the fire fight that lasted for about an hour.

Tan said the troops were on security patrol when they clashed with the group of gunmen headed by Hairullah Asbang.

He said Asbang’s group fled towards northwest direction following an hour fire fight.