Neutralizing All BIFF leader wounded in town clash
Soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry Division fire mortars at members
of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters during clashes in Maguindanao on Wednesday.
the suspect leader of terrorist group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was critically wound in an encounter with state troops in Datu Paglas town, Maguindanao, the military said Wednesday.
Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, commanding officer of the 33rd Infantry Battalion, said the 9-hour clash began when the BIFF, under the command of a certain Sulaiman Tudon, tried to infiltrate Sitio Mopac and occupy the municipal hall on Tuesday.
He said the clash ended when the military used armored vehicles and attack helicopters against the members of the armed group who immediately fled, including the critically-wounded Musa Kalim, a suspected BIFF leader.
Three troopers additionally injure, the military said. Specialists have recouped 3 ad-lib unstable gadgets in the zones where the fear base oppressors covered up. The military said it will amplify security watches in the territory to ensure the inhabitants protect.
In the interim, around 500 occupants looked for shelter in the civil rec center amid the conflict. The military said they have just encouraged the conveyance of philanthropic help to the occupants remaining in the rec center.