Army killed 2 local terrorists slain at Lake Lanao

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BASILAN CITY, Philippines — Military troops killed two suspected members of the Maute terror group while  patrolling at Lake Lanao on  Tuesday, August 15.

The Western Mindanao Command in a press statement said the military led by  Lt. Junior Grade Sincero were patrolling lake Lanao  they spotted a banca boarded by two individuals speedily heading towards the main battle area of Marawi City at about 10 in the evening.

The troop tried to come closer to the banca to determine the identities of the passengers but  the two men aboard the banca shot at the government troops which resulted to a firefight.

One of the persons aboard the banca fell into the water after being hit by a Caliber .50 machine gun.

Authorities recovered two dead bodies of unknown persons and retrieved two rounds of RPG, 55 rounds of 7.62mm, an EA booster charger, a rifle grenade, and several floating devices.-Photo: Western Mindanao Command

After the firefight, the patrol team inspected the banca and recovered several ammunition.

Authorities recovered  two dead bodies of unknown persons and retrieved two rounds of RPG, 55 rounds of 7.62mm, an EA booster charger, a rifle grenade, and several floating devices.

The military has yet to establish the  identities of the slain individuals.

The local terror group attempted to establish a seat of power in Marawi City for their planned establishment of a Daesh wilayat or province covering the entire Mindanao.

The Marawi crisis is now on it’s 89th day. -Richard G. Falcatan/Newsline.ph

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