8 more remains of MNLF rebels found during clearing operation PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 13 October 2013 13:48

Eight more skeletal remains of MNLF rebels were recovered by police as clearing operations continued in the conflict areas.

A body was recovered at Ayer Village, Sta. Barbara,  while another was found at the vicinity of Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology. Six more were recovered in other parts of Sta. Barbara.

Police estimated the rebels have been killed more than two weeks ago during the standoff.

Meanwhile, two barrels of M16 rifle, one PNP badge, two identification cards of 1Lt. Lukman Tiblan of HHSG Wesmincom and an MNLF identification card still written in the name of Lukman Tiblan were also found by government forces..

The three skeletal remains were brought to the Villa Funeral Parlor for examination by the SOCO while the recovered gun accessories and the identification cards were submitted to the investigators.

On the other hand, continuous clearing operations at Sector 2 composed of the Sta. Barbara area resulted in the recovery of two 60mm mortar shells, five hand grenades, 18 40mm projectiles, one rifle grenade, one burned M16 rifle, one barrel of M16 rifle, two magazines of M16 rifle and two magazines of .45 caliber pistol. – Dan Toribio Jr.