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Abu Sayyaf sub-unit leader killed in clash with soldiers in Sulu — Army

/ 04:44 PM February 05, 2015

(Update)

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf was killed in a clash with government troops in Patikul, Sulu, on Thursday morning.

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Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, identified the slain bandit as a certain Murasil, an alleged sub-leader of Abu Sayyaf group led by Hatib Hajan.

Muyuela said the clash happened in Sitio Kan Udang in Barangay (village) Taglibi in Patikul at 9:10 a.m.

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Col. Allan Arrojado, commander of the Joint Task Group Sulu, said sporadic fighting has been going on as of this writing.

Arrojado said no government soldier was hurt.

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