Six Abu Sayyaf (ASG) members were killed in a battle with the military in Patikul, Sulu on Friday.
This is based on the report of AFP Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) Spokesperson Filemon Tan.
Tan says, the encounter with the bandits began at 6 in the morning.
14 soldiers were wounded in the clash.
Government troops continue their pursuit operations against the ASG.