Philippines: 1 soldier killed and 8 others wounded in clashes with Abus Sayyaf and Maute terrorist groups in Marawi
One soldier was killed and eight others were injured as police and military clashed with members of the Maute and terrorist groups in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur on Tuesday.
The clashes happened in Brgy. Basak Malulut around 2 p.m. and is still ongoing as of posting time, said Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division said.
The group of armed men was believed to be led by Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon, who was previously based in Basilan. The military has previously reported that Hapilon was badly hurt in one of its airstrikes early this year.
A separate spot military report said that the Marawi-Iligan road is temporarily closed.