Philippines: 3 Abu Sayyaf bombers killed in Zambo offshore encounter

Police intercepted a pumpboat speeding towards Zamboanga City at daybreak this morning with an Abu Sayyaf team on board believed to be on a bombing mission, resulting in the death of three extremist militants.

PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas informed DILG Secretary Eduardo M Año of the result of the intelligence operation and maritime interdiction off Brgy Taluksangay in Zamboanga City at 6:45 AM today against Radi Nalul Tahirin, Hasan Alimin and Abdilla Aspalin, all Daulah Islamiya/ASG members.

Sinas told Año, the operation was initiated by the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU)-9 of PNP Intelligence Group ) with elements of 5th Special Action Battalion (5SAB) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit of PNP-Special Action Force (SAF); Regional Maritime Unit (RMU)-9; Regional Intelligence Division, CIDG-9 and Zamboanga City Police Office.

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Source: PYV News