5 soldiers hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu | Inquirer News

5 soldiers hurt in clash with Abu Sayyaf in Sulu

/ 04:31 PM February 06, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Five soldiers were injured when government troops clashed with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu on Friday.
It was the second clash that took place in the said province this week, as the military intensified its operation against the bandit group.
Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, said the five soldiers were part of a larger group of government troops conducting combat operation in Patikul town.
She said while the soldiers, under Joint Task Force Sulu, were combing Sitio Kan Islam in Barangay Buhanginan in Patikul around 11:50 a.m., they engaged the Abu Sayyaf faction headed by Hairulah Asbang and Amlon Abtahi.
Muyuela said the five soldiers were slightly injured in the firefight and had been evacuated for treatment.
On Thursday, a clash also took place in Patikul, during which an Abu Sayyaf sub-leader was killed.
Muyuela only identified the slain bandit as a Murasil, allegedly a close aide of Abu Sayyaf leader Hatib Hajan.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Abu Sayyaf Group, Military, Regions, Sulu

© Copyright 1997-2024 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.