2 suspected Abu Sayyaf killed in Sulu encounter with Marines

Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 30 2018 03:16 PM

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Two suspected Abu Sayyaf members were killed in an encounter with Marine troops in Sulu on Tuesday, according to a military report.

The 3-hour firefight between the Marines and some 40 bandits in Barangay Libog Kabaw, Panglima Estino also left injured a woman, who claimed she was a hostage of the group.

There were no casualties on the government side. Two high-powered firearms were recovered from the encounter site, the report said.