Lawless armed group
tried, but failed, to overrun Army base in Maguindanao
By Edwin O.
COTABATO CITY, Nov. 13 (PNA) – Outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom
Fighters (BIFF) tried but failed to overrun an Army base in Shariff Aguak,
Maguindanao on Friday morning, the military here said.
Colonel Edgar Delos Reyes, commander of the 34th Infantry Battalion based in
Shariff Aguak, said about 30 heavily armed BIFF simultaneously attack the
34th IB detachment using assault rifles and shoulder fired grenades at past
Alert soldiers returned fire triggering a two-hour sporadic fire fight until
the gunmen fled to the hinterlands of Shariff Aguak.
The skirmishes triggered mass evacuation of about 30 families but have
already returned home Friday afternoon.
Delos Reyes said the gunmen were led by a certain Commander Abu Bin Laden.
He could not say whether the attackers sustained fatalities or not.
No casualty on the government side. (PNA)