3 MILF elements slain in law enforcement operation

Three MILF elements with Warrant of Arrest for murder were slain during the law enforcement operations conducted by the Philippine National Police in Barangays Illian and Tabaran, all in Madamba, Lanao del Sur at 10am today (April 4).

The PNP troops were to serve warrants of arrest when they engaged in a firefight with the MILF elements led by a certain Abu Hanif.

Four (4) PNP personnel and two civilians were wounded in the said encounter, based on information received from army units in the area. They are now recuperating in the hospital.

Troops immediately coordinated with the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) to de-escalate the incident.

Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo, the deputy brigade commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade under the JTF Zampelan, whose troops are covering the area, facilitated coordination.

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