2 gov’t soldiers injured in clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf banditsBy Julie S. Alipala
ZAMBOANGA CITY—Two Marine soldiers were hurt in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Talipao town in Sulu on Saturday morning.
Col. Rodrigo Gregorio, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said members of the 32nd Marine Company under Second Marine Battalion Landing Team were on foot patrol in Kiyutaan village when they encountered an undetermined number of armed men believed to be members of an Abu Sayyaf group.
The wounded soldiers were immediately brought to the Trauma Hospital at Camp General Teodulo Bautista in Barangay Bus-bus in Jolo town.
Pursuit operations against the armed men are ongoing, Gregorio said.