One dead, 10 injured in Sulu encounter PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 May 2017 15:11

One soldier was killed while 10 others were wounded during military operations to rescue a kidnap victim in Sulu province Thursday morning.

Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Capt Jo-Ann Petinglay said that the 15 minute firefight  took place when soldiers of the 10th Infantry Battalion encountered around 10 Abu Sayyaf members in barangay Tandu Bagua in Patikul, Sulu at around 5:20 yesterday.

The soldiers were conducting operations to rescue a kidnap victim who was reported to be in the vicinity Wednesday night.

There were no details as of press time as to the identity of the kidnap victim who was reported to be in the area nor the Abu Sayyaf leaders whose members figured in the encounter.

There were also an undetermined number of casualties on the Abu Sayyaf side. (Liza Jocson)