MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur: A member of the Islamic State (IS)-inspired Maute group was killed while another was critically wounded, as government security forces clashed with the terrorists led by Owayda Benito Marohombsar alias Abu Dar on Thursday in Lanao del Sur.

Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade, said the operations to seize the terror base in Barangay Sumalindao in Sultan Dumalondong began on Wednesday at 6 p.m. but by 8:10 a.m. on Thursday escalated into a gun battle that also resulted in the wounding of three soldiers – two from the 55th Infantry Battalion (IB)and one from the 82nd IB.

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