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ASG man killed in escape try

A member of the Abu Sayyaf Group was killed a few hours after he attempted to escape from authorities who were supposed to send him to the Bohol Provincial Jail.

A Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) integree turned soldier who was working for peace and progress in Sulu was abducted by the Abu Sayyaf earlier Thursday.

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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured last weekend that it will wipe out the Abu Sayyaf within three months. Three months ago, President Duterte had ordered the military to finish the Abu Sayyaf in six months. “We are confident that we will meet our targets and deadline,” AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.

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At least 10 Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terroristS, including two close relatives of bandit leader Radullan Sahiron, were killed while scores of others were wounded as a result of the all-out offensive by government soldiers in Patikul, Sulu.

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Three Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) gunmen were killed while 26 others, including 16 soldiers, were wounded during a 90-minute firefight at a remote sitio in Patikul town in Sulu, Tuesday afternoon.

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The Abu Sayyaf Group reportedly executed the second of its four Samal hostages after the ultimatum for the payment of a P600-million ransom expired yesterday afternoon.

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