CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao – Firefight between the troops of 40th Infantry Battalion and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) erupted at Barangay Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao today (August 30, 2017).
The firefight transpired at around 11:20 in the morning with more or less 20 fully armed men while the troops were conducting security operations in the area
One BIFF member was killed in the clash while one government troop was slightly wounded.
The government troops also recovered one M16, one shotgun, one RPG launcher, one hand grenade, assorted ammunitions and IED making components.
The cooperation of the MILF leadership in adhering to the provisions of the ceasefire agreement was also acknowledged as the conduct of the military operations had been coordinated to ensured that no skirmishes between the government troops and BIAF occurred, Mgen Dela Vega said.