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AFP to hunt down remaining terrorists after six soldiers killed

THE ARMED Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains relentless in its pursuit of members of the Dawlah Islamiyah-Maute Group who perpetrated the bombing at Mindanao State University last year. 

In the latest operation, 18 members of the said group were killed. However, it came with a high cost since six soldiers also gave their lives and four others were wounded during a clash in Barangay Ramain, Munai, Lanao del Norte.

AFP Chief of Staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. said, “In continuation of this effort, an operation was launched last Feb. 18, resulting in two more dead among the enemy and several others wounded based on intelligence information.”

“Our operations have been successful so far and have resulted in the neutralization of 18 DI-MG members, including Alias Engineer who masterminded the attack on innocent civilians,” Brawner said.

The AFP chief said the wounded soldiers were already evacuated to Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in the 4th Infantry Division based in Cagayan de Oro city.

“I extend my sincerest condolences to the families of our slain soldiers and offer the AFP’s support in this very trying time. I will also make sure that our wounded soldiers receive the best treatment possible for their injuries,” he said. 

The AFP chief also assured their families that the remaining terrorists would be brought to justice.

“Our troops are motivated to finish the job and accomplish our mission of defeating local terrorist groups once and for all,” he added.


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