The military troops have surrounded the camp of Abu Sayyaf bandits that served as bomb manufacturing of Moroccan terrorist Mohamad Khatad in a fierce encounter last Saturday in Tipo Tipo, Basilan.
Based on the report of Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Maj. Filemon Tan, Jr., the military already controlled the 200 bunkers and detonating cord in the said camp of bandits group in Bgry. Baguindan, Tipo Tipo, Basilan where the almost 10-hour encounter happened that led to the death of 18 government troops.
The government troops took the camp used as training ground of ASG and also a place of teaching bomb-making by the killed Moroccan terrorist.
According to Maj. Tan, the military operation is ongoing to hunt the commanders- Ubaida Hapilon and Furiji Indama and his troops.
In early reports, Furiji is under critical condition after the said encounter.
Maj. Tan said that 31 ASG members have been killed in the continued military operations.