2 Abu Sayyaf fighters killed, 2 others wounded in clash: Wesmincom


Posted at Oct 30 2018 08:36 PM

MANILA - Two fighters of the Abu Sayyaf group were killed and two others wounded in an encounter with government troops in Panglima Estino town, Sulu, early Tuesday.

In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) said a firefight erupted between some 100 bandits and the 61st, 62nd, and 64th Marine companies at around 5:08 a.m.

The wounded bandits were taken to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for medical attention, Wesmincom said. 

Authorities also recovered an M653 and an M14 rifle.