Friday, October 21, 2016

Abu Sayyaf bandit dies in shootout with Basilan policemen

From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 21): Abu Sayyaf bandit dies in shootout with Basilan policemen

The police have killed a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in a clash Friday in Lantawan, Basilan province.

Insp. Alfadda Osalli, Lantawan police chief, identified the slain suspected ASG member as Said Ummal alias Said Usman, a resident of Barangay Bulan-Bulan, Lantawan.

Osalli said Ummal was killed in a shootout Friday in Barangay Bulan-Bulan, Lantawan, which ensued during a law enforcement operation through the service of warrant of arrest.

Osalli disclosed that the slain ASG member has standing warrants of arrest for two counts of murder issued by a court in Isabela City, Basilan.

He said Ummal was also involved in the ambush of a police vehicle on October 2 in Barangay Bulan-Bulan, Lantawan that injured PO1 Anwar Batah.

The policemen were returning to the headquarters after they conducted house visit on drug surrenderers when they were waylaid.

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