Saturday May, 25 2024 12:15:07 PM

Two soldiers die in Sulu ambush

 • 22:07 PM Mon Aug 10, 2015
1,389
By: 
PNA

ZAMBOANGA CITY(PNA) – Two soldiers were killed in an ambush staged by suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, a top military official disclosed Monday.Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the slain soldiers as PFC Rey Lucasan and PFC Bryan Sayson both assigned with the Alpha Company of the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion.Arrojado said the duo, dressed in civilian clothes, were driving motorcycles on the way back to their detachment when four ASG members ambushed them around 5 p.m. Sunday in Barangay Latih, Patikul, Sulu.Arrojado said that based on police investigation the ASG members who staged the ambushed were followers of the Ajang-Ajang group led by Muammar Askali.Arrojado said three of the four suspects were identified as Alvin Jumaidi, a certain Surata and a certain Mujir.He said that Jumaidi was apprehended last May 25 for illegal possession of firearms but was later released on orders of the court.He said the cadavers of Lucasan and Sayson were transported to their respective hometowns aboard a commercial ferry via this city.He said Lucasan is from Tambulig, Zamboanga del Sur while Sayson is from Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte.Meanwhile, Arrojado said that troops have clashed with more or less 10 gunmen believed to be the ambushers while in pursuit of the suspects.Arrojado said the clash ensued around 7:45 p.m. Sunday in Barangay Latih, Patikul, Sulu.He said the firefight lasted for about five minutes after which the ASG members fled.He said the troops have recovered from the clash site an M-16 Armalite rifle, a caliber .30 rifle and a cellular phone. (PNA)CTB/TPGJR

Health workers in far island town gets stipends from BARMM

COTABATO CITY - Up to 72 barangay health workers (BHW) in the so remote Sapa-Sapa island town in Tawi-Tawi each got their overdue P12,000 cash...

Mga armas, nahukay ng Army sa Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Nasamsam ng mga kasundaluhan ang mga inilibing na armas ng teroristang komunista sa Sitio Mudti, Barangay Chua...

8 local terrorists group members yield to Army in MagNorte

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Due to intensified and decisive military operations, as well as hunger and exhaustion from continuous hiding in...

Zamboanga dealer busted for P8.1-M shabu `linked’ to dealers in other provinces

COTABATO CITY - Plainclothes policemen seized before dawn Friday P8.1 million worth of shabu from a dealer in Zamboanga City who reportedly has...

3 drug suspects arrested in Tacurong

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat - Operatives of Sultan Kudarat police provincial office, under the supervision of Colonel Arnold Santiago, deputy regional...