A speedboat of the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was seized by members of the Philippine Marines in Banguingui, Sulu on Wednesday.
Authorities on Thursday said the focused military operations led to the confiscation of the vessel in Simisa Island.
The bandits were believed to be trapped on the island after the soldiers got hold of their getaway vehicle.
There was an undetermined number of casualties among the ASG while a soldier died in the said operation, according to the military.
Aside from the speedboat, rifle magazines, ammunition, and subversive documents were recovered.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines vowed to continue neutralizing the terrorists in Sulu province. — Dona Magsino/BAP, GMA News