ZAMBOANGA CITY - Two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf were killed while 4 others were arrested in an encounter with government forces in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu on Wednesday.
The fatalities were identified as Jade Hassan and Kemar Jade. Arrested were Lino Tantung, 42, Hamjir Sahidal, 19, Sajiyal Asiral Alamia, 46, and Arajal Amicul Aida, 46.
The police and military recovered several firearms and ammunition.
A pack of suspected shabu was also found in the possession of Sahidal, the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) said.
The suspects were turned over to Indanan Municipal Police Station for further investigation.
Westmincom said the operation is part of the government's campaign against illegal drugs, crimes, and terrorism. - report from Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News