3 marines killed in ambush PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 July 2016 11:57

Gunmen believed to be members of the Abu Sayyaf killed three marines in an ambush in Sulu, an official disclosed Thursday.

Maj. Filemon Tan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) spokesman, disclosed the ambush occurred around 8 a.m. Thursday in Barangay Manilop, Indanan, Sulu.

Tan did not release the identities of the slain soldiers except to say they belong to the Field Artillery Battalion attached to the Marine Battalion Landing Team-10 (MBLT-10).

Tan said the soldiers were procuring provisions when Abu Sayyaf suspects ambushed them.

He said troops from the MBLT-10 rushed to the ambush site but the suspects have already fled.

He said the remains of the slain soldiers were taken to the Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, the province’ capital.

The incident occurred as the government forces pursue the militants responsible for the beheading of two Canadians in Sulu recently/

Death toll in the Abu Sayyaf  side in the Sulu offensive have risen to 22.