Two Abu Sayyaf Group members were killed and another two were wounded during the encounter between the operating elements of the 61st, 62nd, and 64th Marine Companies and more or less 100 Abu Sayyaf Group members under Radullan Sahiron, Idang Susukan, and Almujer Yadah in Barangay Lihbog Kabaw, Panglima Estino, Sulu around 5:08am yesterday (October 30).
Troops were conducting focused military operation when they encountered the bandits.
No casualty was listed on the government side while two enemies were killed, based on recovered bodies, and two were wounded. Also recovered in the encounter site were one (1) M653 and one (1) M14 rifles.
Captured wounded enemies were immediately evacuated to Kuta Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital for proper medical attention.
Troops continue to scour the area.
“I commend the troops of the Joint Task Force Sulu for the unrelenting efforts to eradicate the menace of society,” said Lieutenant General Arnel B. Dela Vega, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.