Operating troops of the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion under Lieutenant Colonel Almodovar encountered undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf Group in Sitio Punoh Lumot, Barangay Baiwas, Sumisip Basilan around 10:15am today.
Intermittent firefight ensued after which enemies scampered to different directions bringing along their casualties with them.
Based on the initial report, the encounter resulted to the slight wounding of one scout ranger while casualty on the enemy side is yet to be determined.
First aid was immediately administered to the wounded soldier while reinforcement troops continue to scour the area.
More updates to follow.