Abu Sayyaf group members killed a soldier in an attack at a military detachment in Patikul, Sulu on Saturday afternoon.
An initial report identified the slain soldier as a certain Corporal Mukay, a member of the Army's 41st Infantry Battalion (IB).
The report said at least 15 Abu Sayyaf members attacked a detachment of the 41st IB in Barangay Latih at around 1:45 p.m.
The soldier's body had been brought to the Kampo Heneral Teodulfo Bautista Station Hospital in Jolo town.
Pursuit operations against the bandits have been launched by the military. —report from Norma Tammang/ALG, GMA News