Marines kill 6 Abus in Sulu

MANILA, Philippines – Six Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in an early morning firefight with government troops in Barangay Timahu in Indanan, Sulu.

Three soldiers were also killed and 19 others wounded in the firefight that erupted when the bandits tried to breach the military cordon.

Government troops found abandoned tents and other equipment belonging to three kidnapped International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) workers, indicating the Abu Sayyaf group holding them hostage figured in the firefight, Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan said yesterday.

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