Firefight between military and ISIS-linked terrorists erupts in Lanao

Clash between government forces and ISIS-linked Maute group headed by Abu Dar erupted in Lanao del Sur at around 8 am, January 24.

According to Philippine Army 103rd Infantry Brigade commander  Colonel Romeo Brawner, troops of Army’s 55th Infantry Battalion were conducting operation when they encountered the group of Abu Dar.

In initial report, three soldiers were wounded. Firefight is still ongoing at around 11 am.