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Army sergeant shoots dead suspected Abu Sayyaf member

/ 05:59 PM April 17, 2015

ZAMBOANGA CITY—An Army sergeant shot and killed a suspected member of Abu Sayyaf who went amok inside a military camp in Sulu on Friday.

Col. Allan Arrojado, commander of the Joint Task Group Sulu, said the still unidentified man, who was armed with a knife, entered the camp of the 5th Civil Military Operations Battalion in Barangay Tagbak in Indanan town shortly before noon on Friday.

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“While shouting Allahu Akbar, he tried but failed to grab the M16 rifle of one of our duty officers,” he said.

Arrojado said Sgt. Rodolfo Nieves was able to shoot the amok during the scuffle.

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He said the military had already notified the Indanan police about the incident. RC

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