GOVERNMENT forces clashed with a group of bandits while trying to arrest them in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay, officials said on Monday.
Soldiers and policemen engaged in a firefight with the group of Amisain Unding in the village of Sisay in Tungawan town. The weekend fighting lasted over 5 minutes, but officials said there were no casualties from both sides.
Unding’s group managed to escape and left behind assorted munitions, identification cards and a .38-caliber revolver, according to Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman.
He said security forces were hunting down Unding and his followers Langga Aukusa, Jomar Aukusa, Kasim Unding and others gunmen who are wanted for murders and arson. Al Jacinto