Close  

Suspected Abu Sayyaf killed in Basilan clash

/ 01:41 PM June 28, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—A suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit was killed in an encounter with government security forces in Basilan early Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

In a statement, Amy spokesman Colonel Antonio Parlade said that a 35-man platoon of the military’s Special Forces were conducting combat and rescue mission in Bulan-bulan village, Lantawan town when they encountered five heavily armed bandits believed to be Abu Sayyaf members and triggered a gunfight at around 5:30 am Tuesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

The firefight lasted for about five minutes before the bandits escaped leaving behind a dead comrade identified as Otoy Dambung, Parlade said. No casualties on the government side were reported.

An M1 Garand rifle and a shotgun were also recovered from Dambung’s body, the military spokesman said.

FEATURED STORIES

In the same statement, Colonel Alexander Macario, commander of the Special Operation Task Force – Basilan, said that Dambung had a pending arrest warrant issued by Judge Danilo Bucoy of the local trial court of Basilan for several murder charges.

The killed bandit was brought to Bulan-bulan village and will be turned over to the local police, Parlade said.

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 sayyaf, Army, Basilan, Military, Otoy Dambung, Terrorism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
opinion

Hong Kong and that boat-ramming

June 19, 2019 05:06 AM

sports

Help is on the way

June 19, 2019 05:05 AM

opinion

One country, two systems

June 19, 2019 05:05 AM

opinion

Passing of a generation

June 19, 2019 05:04 AM



© 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.