Military troops intercepted the bomb plot of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Basilan on Tuesday.
The troops seized six improvised bombs after their encounter with the terrorist group in Brgy. Calang Canas, Maluso, Basilan.
According to Major Arvin John Encinas, spokesman for the Western Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Alpha Company of the 68th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army received a report of the Abu Sayyaf Group’s presence in the area at around 1:50 am.
The military troops and the ASG exchanged fires that lasted for more than 30 minutes.
AFP believes some ASG members got injured and even died during the encounter. The terrorist group quickly escaped to an unknown destination.
The military troops intercepted the bomb plot of Abu Sayyaf after military K9 officers recovered six Improvised Explosive Devices the terrorists planted along Basilan Circumferential Road.
3 Abu Sayyaf members arrested in Metro Manila, Cavite
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested alleged three Abu Sayyaf members during the agency’s operations in three different areas.
NBI found the suspects in Manila, Taguig, and Cavite. The law enforces monitored the arrested Abu Sayyaf members for three weeks.
The arrested suspects were identified as Ibnus “Jade” Isa, Amerudin “Mudasier” Parasan, and Abdel Amin “Abu Black” Bandahala.