Eight soldiers were injured after an encounter with 40 members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Patikul, Sulu.
According to a Western Mindanao Command statement, the clash broke out between the Joint Task Force Sulu and Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan’s group and Radullan Sahiron on Thursday.
It is not known how many casualties the Abu Sayyaf Group had because of the encounter with the military in Sulu.
The wounded soldiers are being treated at Camp Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Busbus, Sulu.
WesMinCom Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana saluted the soldiers for their dedication to ensuring the security of the country.
“I salute our gallant soldiers for their bravery and utmost dedication to their sworn duty,” said Sobejana.
Sobejana assured the public that the military would continue to strengthen its operation against terrorists in Sulu and other provinces under WesMinCom‘s control.
NPA ambush Eastern Samar: 6 soldiers dead, 20 others injured
Six soldiers and a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) have been confirmed dead while 20 others have been wounded in the military in an ambush in Eastern Samar, Monday afternoon.
The NPA rebels blasted a landmine and fired bullets at the military forces’ convoy in Brgy. Pinanag-an, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Monday, November 11.
The NPA ambush victims were identified as Captain Limar Bagnug, Sgt. Rex Jadulco, Corporal Ronaldo Go, Pfc. Kent Loyd Agullo, Pfc. Junmar Buranday and Pvt. Charlie del Rosario.
However, authorities are still investigating the identity of the killed rebel during the encounter.
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