Soldier, 2 CAFGU men dead

A SOLDIER and two CAFGU members were killed in an encounter with suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) the other day in Sumisip, Basilan.

This was confirmed by Colonel Gerry Besana, spokesman of AFP- Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom).

Identities of the fatalities were not disclosed.

Besana said the encounter occurred at around 8:45 p.m. at Sitio Talisay, Upper Benembsngan, Sumisip, Basilan.

Accordingly, the soldier and two Cafgus were on board two motorcycles from Talisay Detachment when they were ambushed by an undetermined number of Abu bandits.

A brief firefight occurred that resulted to the killing of the soldier and two militianer.

Besana said the enemy also incurred casualties based on the blood stain in the area.