• 3 Sayyaf killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Basilan clash

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: A firefight between government troops and members of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) left three militants killed and two soldiers wounded in Basilan on Thursday, military authorities announced. Officials said security forces were pursuing two of the ASG’s most notorious leaders, Puruji Indama and Nurhasan Jamiri, in Tipo-Tipo town when they encountered the militants. “At least three Abu Sayyaf members were killed and two soldiers wounded in the clash in Tipo-Tipo and the operation is continuing in Basilan province,” Marine Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, a spokesperson for the Western Mindanao Command, told The Manila Times.

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