THREE soldiers were killed in an attack by a group of gunmen Thursday afternoon, September 15, 2022, in the province of Basilan, the military reported Thursday.

The attack took place around 1:30 p.m. in a detachment situated at Hill 510 in Magcawa village, Al-Barka, Basilan.

The military said that the attack by the gunmen led by Abaas Jangkatan triggered a firefight that resulted in the death of three soldiers.

No identities of the slain soldiers were immediately available except that one of them was a corporal and two private first class troopers of the 18th Infantry Battalion.

It was also not known as to what group Jangkatan is affiliated. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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