4 troops, 5 ‘Abu Sayyaf' men
killed in encounter in Bohol
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
Four troops of the 47th Infantry Battalion and the Philippine National Police and five alleged Abu Sayyaf Group rebels were killed in an encounter early yesterday in Sitio Ibaya, Barangay Napo in Inabanga town, Bohol.
Three of the government casualties included a lieutenant and two soldiers and a Philippine National Police member of the Special Weapons and Tactics, who were killed in action, Lt. Dodie Belloga, commander of the 47th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army based in Bohol, said.
One soldier was also wounded in action, he added.