Troops from Joint Task Group Sulu, a focused military operation, have recovered several Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) firearms and other equipment in Patikul town, Sulu province on Wednesday afternoon.
Seized were an M-14 automatic rifle and a magazine containing 19 rounds; an empty M-16 magazine; three ICOM VHF transceivers; a bandolier, one pair of binoculars, and a laser red dot (vertical hand grip) for a M-4 rifle.
Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the capture of these items took place at 1:30 p.m. while his men were conducting operations against ASG bandits at Sitio Tambang, Barangay Timpook, Patikul.
In the same operation, an undetermined number of the bandits were killed and wounded.
No losses were reported among government troops. Pursuit operations are still ongoing.