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4 suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed in Tawi-Tawi encounter – military

Four suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists were killed during a firefight with Western Mindanao Command servicemen on Tawi-Tawi province's Barangay Lakit-Lakit, WestMinCom chief Lieutenant General Cirilito Sobejana said on Sunday.

A marine was also wounded during the Saturday gunfight but was recovering from his injuries.

“Isang marine trooper natin slightly wounded sa ulo, pero out of danger naman,” Sobejana explained.

A total of five suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen were killed by WestMinCom servicemen on Saturday, the fifth rebel being killed in a separate encounter on Sulare Island, Sulu. — Julia Mari Ornedo/DVM, GMA News