CAMP NAVARRO, Calarian, Zamboanga City (DWDD) – Elements of the 53rd Infantry Battalion conducting Bayanihan Team Activities under the Joint Task Force ZamPeLan engaged in an armed confrontation with unidentified armed men at Purok 4, Guinicolalay in Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.
As a result, the government side suffered two (2) killed and two (2) wounded in action, while undetermined on the enemy side.
Names of the casualties were not yet released pending notification of their immediate families.
Military assets were dispatched for reinforcement and casualty evacuation. JTF ZAMPELAN / MCAG