Posted by: JWP | 04/29/2010

Rangers clash with Islamic militants

Rangers clash with ASG in Basilan

By Anthony Vargas Dateline Philippines

Posted on Apr. 28, 2010 at 10:39am |

MANILA, Philippines – Elite Army Scout Rangers clashed with the Abu Sayyaf group (ASG) in Basilan province Wednesday morning, leaving at least four soldiers wounded and four ASG fighters dead, the military said.

In a message, Lieutenant General Ben Dolorfino, chief of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said a combat group of the 4th Scout Ranger Company had managed to approach the ASG encampment in Barangay Pamatsaken, Sumisip town, undetected but ran into a booby trap, triggering a “fierce firefight.”

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