2 ISAFP soldiers shot dead in Marawi City

Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 16 2017 09:51 PM

Suspected members of a local terrorist group in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province killed two intelligence personnel of the Armed Forces in a shootout Thursday afternoon, the military said.

The Intelligence Service of the AFP (ISAFP) personnel, including an Army major, were conducting an intelligence operation when they encountered the group, which resulted in a 10-minute firefight.

One sergeant was also injured, the military said. The identities of the deceased and wounded were not yet revealed by the AFP as of this writing.

According to reports from the government, the 65th Infantry battalion was tasked to conduct pursuit operations.