Maguindanao clash kills 2 suspected BIFF members

By , on June 6, 2014


Ameril Umbra Kato, founder of the Bansamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters / Wikipedia Photo
Ameril Umbra Kato, founder of the Bansamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters / Wikipedia Photo

MANILA — A regional military spokesperson said on Friday that following a clash with government security forces in Maguindanao, two suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed.

Government troops caught up with the rebels headed by a certain Bongos, in the vicinity of Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay town, according to Col. Dickscon Hermoso of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division. 

Hermoso also said in a report published by GMA News that the fight lasted for about a hour starting at around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

While there were no government casualties reported, Hermosa said that the rebels fled after the clash.

BIFF rebels are breakaway members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which forged a peace agreement with the government earlier this year.

The rebels were reported to be the suspect of an earlier explosion that killed one soldier and wounded three others in the same town.

With reports from GMA News