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ENCOUNTER  |  40IB engage BIFF in Mamasapano

MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao (DWDD) – Troops from the 40th Infantry Battalion engaged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom fighters (BIFF) at Barangay Pidsandawan, Mamasapano, Maguindanao yesterday, July 4

According to the Joint Task Force Central, the encounter at Brgy Pidsandawan ensued in a continuous firefight that resulted to six (6) reportedly killed and an undetermined number wounded on the enemy side while government forces incurred one (1) killed-in-action (KIA) and nine (9) wounded-in-action (WIA) (names withheld).

Government forces were able to recover various firearms, composed of: four (4) M16 Rifles; three (3) M14 Rifles; two (2) M1 Carbine Rifles; one (1) Garand Rifle; one (1)-Ultimax SMG; three (3) shotguns; one (1) magazine for shotgun; three (3) magazines for M14 Rifle; and two (2) Bandoleers. AES / MCAG

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