Abu Sayyaf member killed in military operation
ZAMBOANGA CITY – An Abu Sayyaf member under Furudji Indama was killed during a military operation in Barangay Sapah Bulak in Sumisip, Basilan on Wednesday, the military said.
Major Filemon Tan Jr., the spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, identified the slain bandit as certain Garabat.
He said soldiers and militiamen conducted an operation in the village when they clashed with Garabat’s group.
He said Garabat was eventually killed. Tan said the bandit’s body was recovered along with his assault rifle.
Tan said the bandits fled at the height of the clash and were now being pursued. JE
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