Eight Abu Sayyaf members have been killed in the ongoing operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the bandit group in Sulu.
The campaign, led by Joint Task Force Sulu, is taking place in Sitio Talok Talok, Capual, Sulu.
The number of dead ASG members is up from five yesterday, following a 20-minute clash.
The AFP is fighting with ASG bandits under sub-leader Alhabsy Misaya, who is based in Indanan.
Government troops have seized several high-powered firearms and explosives during the firefights.