An alleged member of a bandit group got killed in a clash with soldiers in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, Monday afternoon, military officials said.

Colonel Leopoldo Galon, Armed Forces Eastern Mindanao Command spokesman, said the clash occurred around 2:15 p.m. at Sitio Lumunso, Brgy. Datal Blao.

Members of the 27th Infantry Battalion encountered armed bandits led by a certain Daguil and kill one suspect, whose body was recovered, Galon said in a text message.

Major Harold Cabunoc, acting Army spokesman, said the soldiers were patrolling when the armed group engaged them in a gunbattle.

No one was harmed among the troops, who also recovered M14 and Carbine rifles after the 15-minute clash, he added. (John Roson)

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