Alleged Abu Sayyaf member killed in Sulu clash | Inquirer News

Alleged Abu Sayyaf member killed in Sulu clash

/ 10:55 PM June 30, 2022

A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed during an encounter with government troops in Barangay Lumbaan Mahaba, Parang town, Sulu at the crack of dawn Thursday, the military reported.

MANILA, Philippines — An alleged member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was killed during an encounter with government troops in Barangay Lumbaan Mahaba, Parang town, Sulu at the crack of dawn Thursday, the military reported.

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The Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) said the troops from the Joint Task Force Sulu conducted a strike operation targeting ASG member Gan Salahudin at 2 a.m.

“This resulted in a short firefight that led to the death of the target,” the Wesmincom said in a statement.

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Authorities recovered Salahudin’s remains, along with 5.56mm M16 rifle, and one M203 grenade launcher.

“After the documentation, the dead body of the slain ASG member was handed over to his relatives,” according to Wesmincom.

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