CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Army authorities right here introduced the demise of a follower of the Maute terror group throughout an encounter with components of the first Marine Brigade in Lanao del Sur Wednesday.
Brig. Gen. Jonas Lumawag, 1st Marine Brigade commander, mentioned the troopers had been conducting targeted navy operations in opposition to the group of Polo Alim, a member of Daulah Islamiyah (DI)-Maute group, when gunmen began firing at them in Barangay Lumbac, Balabagan city at previous 9 a.m., triggering a firefight.
“The firefight lasted for about 10 minutes ensuing within the demise of 1 unidentified DI member and the restoration of 1 firearm,” Lumawag mentioned in a press release Wednesday afternoon.
Different gunmen fled into the forest, he added.
The troopers had been to serve a warrant in opposition to Alim when the firefight erupted. Nobody was harm amongst authorities troops.
After the transient conflict, troopers discovered one M16 rifle with M203, a hand grenade, one cellphone, undetermined amount of unlawful medication, and diverse drug paraphernalia.
Main Basic Juvymax Uy, 6th Infantry Division commander, lauded the Marines for the neutralization of the remnant of the Maute terror group which joined forces with Abu Sayyaf gunmen in laying siege on Marawi Metropolis in 2017.
Uy mentioned the Military will proceed to assist different regulation enforcement companies to curb lawlessness and criminality within the area whilst he additionally urged the armed males to put down their weapons and give up.
“Give up now and dwell peacefully along with your households. The federal government and the (Military) will all the time welcome you,” Uy mentioned, addressing the extremists.
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