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BIFF men killed in battle

The commander of the Army’s 601st Brigade said yesterday that 33 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters have been killed since fighting between them and the military erupted in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao last Tuesday.

Col. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the 601st Brigade based in Maguindanao, disclosed that 10 BIFF men were wounded in the fighting.

“There are 33 killed and we have the names, then were wounded, we also have their names,” Sobejana said.

He added that seven soldiers were wounded in the fighting.

“On our side we have seven wounded, including one who is critical after being hit in the head. He is currently under critical condition but the rest are okay,” Sobejana said. (Francis T. Wakefield)