5 terrorists killed in Maguindanao Print
Saturday, 16 June 2018 13:30

By Ely Dumaboc

Five (5) members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed during continuing military operations in Maguindanao earlier this week.

The terrorists, under the King Metin of Bungos faction, were killed during a 35-minute encounter with troops of the Army 57th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Meta, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao at 8:35pm last Monday.

A civilian resident told government troopers that the terrorists have hatched a plot to attack army detachments in retaliation for the setbacks they have suffered in Liguasan Marsh.  This prompted the troops to stay alert and disrupt the reported plot.

The bodies of two suspects, identified as Turman Aber and Mansor Mohammad, were recovered during clearing operations while the cadavers of Yasser Yusop, Mutin Talib and a certain Mamalu were brought by their comrades to be buried at Sitio Lab, Barangay Kuloy, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

Troops also recovered high-powered firearms such as an M-16 rifle, M653 rifle, M203 grenade launcher, and various ammunition. (Ely Dumaboc)