Close  

3 soldiers wounded in Lanao del Sur clash with Maute group

/ 01:14 PM January 24, 2019

ILIGAN CITY–Three soldiers of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army were wounded after an encounter with the remnants of the Islamic State-inspired Maute group led by Benito Owayda Marohombsar, also known as Abu Dar, in one of the towns in Lanao del Sur.

Col. Romeo Brawner, Jr., commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, said the brigade clashed with the armed groups while doing an operation in the area past 8 a.m. on January 24.

ADVERTISEMENT

Brawner said they were still verifying reports that there were casualties on the other side. Firefight is still ongoing.

The clash with 30 armed men in the hinterland village of Sumalindao, Sultan Dumalondong town of Lanao del Sur began at 8:10 a.m. Thursday.

FEATURED STORIES

The military claims that Dar is the emir of the IS-inspired group hiding in the hinterlands and the forested areas of Pagayawan and Pualas since June last year. /lzb

RELATED STORY

Gov’t troops clash with Abu Dar in Lanao del Sur town

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Abu Dar, clash, Local news, Maute group, Philippine Army, Philippine news update
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.