Three members of terrorist group Abu Sayyaf and one Marine were killed during a clash December 13 in Patikul, Sulu.
“The members of the 62nd Marine Company under the Philippine Marine Ready Force-Sulu led by Col Armel Tolato PN(M)(MNSA) acted on the mission received from Joint Task Force Sulu that there were ASG members proliferating in the area,” Marine Corps Public Affairs Office head Captain Felix Serapio said.
According to report, one of three killed terrorists is a sub-leader.
Two more Marines were injured. Two M14 rifles from Abu Sayyaf were recovered.
A hot pursuit operation was launched against the fleeing Abu Sayyaf.
Sources: http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2018/12/13/abu-sayyaf-marine-clash-sulu.html; https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1062753/3-abu-sayyaf-1-marine-killed-in-clash-in-sulu