Home | Top Stories | Maute gunmen still fighting, clash again with Army soldiers

Maute gunmen still fighting, clash again with Army soldiers

By FROILAN GALLARDO
Special Correspondent

AN Army combat patrol engaged a group of armed men on board two bancas who were trying to sneak into the town of Masiu in Lanao del Sur on Saturday dawn.

Brig. Gen.  Roseller Murillo, commander of the Army’s 1st Tabak Division, said the platoon of soldiers encountered more than 10 Maute gunmen at the vicinity of Barangay Kalilangan, Masiu town at around 12:30 am on Saturday. No one was reported killed or injured.

Murillo said that despite total darkness, the soldiers were able to sink the two bancas used by the gunmen in trying to sneak into Masiu town.

He said the soldiers did not find any bodies from the two sunken bancas but recovered firearms and explosives.

The recovered items included an M-203 grenade launcher, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, anti-personnel rockets, a binocular, ISIS black flag and assorted drug paraphernalia.

The firefight came after the military went on full alert in Marawi City with tanks and soldiers guarding its streets.

Lanao del Sur Assemblyman Zia Alonto Adiong of the Regional Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) said they received persistent reports that Daesh-inspired Maute gunmen and massing up again in the town of Piagapo in Lanao del Sur.

He said they relayed the information to the military for them to check.

Facebooktwitter

About mindanao goldstar daily

mindanao goldstar daily
TREND MAKER. Mindanao Gold Star Daily was established in 1989 to set ablaze a new meaning & flame to the local newspaper business. Throughout the years it continued its focus and interest in the rural areas & pioneered the growth of countryside journalism.

Check Also

Water supply from NIA irrigation canal

By LITO RULONA Correspondent RIO Verde Water Consortium Inc. treated irrigation water and sold it ...

DISCLAIMER: We welcome fiery exchanges but we do not tolerate ad hominem attacks, casting criminal and false aspersion on our reporters and opinion writers. We reserve the right to delete, reproduce or modify comments posted on our website without prior notice.


POSTING RULES: Do not use obscenity. Stick to the topic discussed. Do not veer away from the discussion and be respectful at all times. Do not use CAPITAL LETTERS as this means shouting in the thread.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *