Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Joint Task Force (JTF) – Sulu has released a video clip of Philippine Navy’s Multi-Purpose Assault Craft (MPAC) ramming the speedboat of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) kidnappers on November 3 in open waters of Sulu sea near Sulare Island, Parang, Sulu.
“It was like in an action movie. Our Augusta and MPAC fired at them. They retaliated using some high powered firearm so a 30-minute firefight ensued,” JTF-Sulu Operations Officer, Medal of Valor awardee, LTC Herbert D. Dilag said.
“When they tried to escape our MPAC rushed towards them a high speed boat chase took place. And finally we rammed the speed boat as it is firing grenade launchers towards us,” LTC Dilag added.
According to JTF Sulu, it has long been monitoring the activities of ASG members under Mundi Sawadjaan and Radulan Sahiron, who are set to execute a Kidnap for Ransom plan in an undisclosed province in northern Mindanao.
Seven ASG kidnappers were killed in the said operation.