ONE person was killed and four others were wounded in a clash between former and current members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano in Maguindanao on Monday, October 12, 2020.
Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) commander, said Wednesday, October 14, that the encounter between the group of Salik Kiko and Ben Tikaw occurred on October 12 in Barangay Tukanalipao.
He said Kiko is a delisted member of the 118th Base Command of the MILF while Tikaw is a member of the 105th Base Command.
“The six hours of intermittent fires resulted in the death of a certain Alimudin, a member of Kiko’s group. Three members of the group were wounded during the incident while one member from their adversary was also injured,” said Vinluan.
He said personnel from the 33rd Infantry Battalion were immediately deployed in the area in coordination with the local and police officials to closely monitor the situation.
Checkpoints were also established along the provincial roads to ensure the fighting would not spill over to the populated areas.
“We are still waiting for the results of the investigation as to why these two groups clashed,” Vinluan said. (SunStar Philippines)