5 dead, 3 wounded in MILF infighting

August 13, 2022

Five were killed while three more are wounded when two leaders of the Moro Islamic Lineration Front (MILF) clashed on Friday in Pikit Cotabato.

The deceased civilian was identified as Lito Catulong Quinones, while the four members of the MILF who also died and three wounded are still being identified.
The encounter between two groups of Commander Bugdad Matalam Akas and Ustadz Walid Mamasamlang took place in Sitio Galigayanin Barangay Macabual, Pikit.

The gunfire only stopped when senior leaders of the MILF, military, police and LGU-Pikit intervened in the middle of the chaos.

The residents are currently in the evacuation center to prevent them from being implicated in the middle of the encounter.

According to the police, the conflict rooted after relatives of Brgy. Chairman Jalandoni Matalam Aka
retaliated when he was murdered of s last month, the investigation is still ongoing.


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