1 soldier killed, 11 hurt in Sulu clash with Abu Sayyaf

RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 12 2018 08:41 AM

MANILA - An Army soldier was killed while 11 others were wounded in a clash with suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu province, the military said Thursday.

Troops from the 32nd Infantry Battalion encountered some 60 bandits in Sitio Kan Apo Aluk, Barangay Panglayahan, Patikul town late Wednesday, sparking a 2-hour-long gun battle, according to the Western Mindanao Command.

One of the 11 wounded soldiers was in serious condition while the 10 others suffered minor injuries, the military said.