3 Marines shot dead by suspected Abu Sayyaf fighters

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 14 2016 05:03 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Suspected fighters of the Abu Sayyaf Group shot dead three Marines on Thursday morning in Indanan, Sulu.

The Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) has yet to disclose the names of the fatalities but described them to be personnel of the Field Artillery Battalion attached to the Marine Battalion Landing Team-10 (MBLT-10).

The three soldiers were reportedly procuring provisions in Barangay Manilop when they were waylaid and shot by suspected Abu Sayyaf Group members.

Troops from the MBLT-10 immediately proceeded to the crime scene but the suspects already escaped.

The bodies of the victims were recovered and immediately transported by troops to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista.