By Zea Capistrano
The military on Wednesday morning launched air and artillery fire against members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao province.
Army Captain Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division said the military received an information about the presence of armed groups in Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay town and Barangay Timbangan in Shariff Aguak town.
“Upon verification we have confirmed there are armed men and we launched an artillery and air fire mission at 4 am,” Encinas said.
As of press time, the military’s clearing operations are ongoing.
Encinas said there is no reported casualty on the side of the BIFF under its commander, Ismael Abubakar also known as “Kumander Bungos.” No casualty has been reported on the side of the government forces either.