Twelve members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed in a series of clashes in the municipality of Shariff Saydona Mustapha in Maguindanao, a regional military spokesperson said Tuesday.
Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Gerry Besana said the BIFF members under Commander Bungos were killed last Sunday at Sitio Pandan and Sitio Mungkas in Barangay Malingao.
The BIFF militants killed were identified as Basir Alon, Nurdin Kalun, Kemi Jainudin, Wahed Anuwar, Bensar Ali, Arapat Gemal while the two militants killed at Sitio Mungka were identified as Bedo Gamadil and Wari Brahim.
Those killed in another clash on Monday night at Sitio Bulod in Barangay Malingao were identified as Bakar Seral and Tato Menta. Two unidentified members of Abu Turaiffe group and Karialan faction were also killed in the firefight.