Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Philippines: 6 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) rebels and 1 soldier killed in Maguindanao clashes

Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Latest reports claim that a faction has broken away from the current BIFF leadership. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Six gunmen of a breakaway faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and a soldier were killed in a series of clashes in Maguindanao on Tuesday, the Army said.

Four soldiers and 10 breakaway BIFF men were also injured in the fighting that erupted at 4:30 a.m. in Barangay Pamalian in Shariff Saydona town, according Col. Lito Sobejana.

Sobejana, the commander of the Army’s 601st Infantry Brigade, said fighting continued until noon. He confirmed that the military used two MG-520 attack helicopters in support of ground troops and to retrieve wounded soldiers.

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