A composite team of 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, PNP Tagoloan and NBI clashed against Daulah Islamiyah /Maute remnants Sunday (September 30, 2018) at Brgy Malimbato and Upper Dimayon, Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte.
The firefight lasted for about ten minutes and resulted to the neutralization of Hadji Rasol Mambuay @ Mercury and recovery of one Elisco M16 A1 rifle, one hand grenade, one short magazine, two handheld radios and several IED materials.
The operation aimed to apprehend Dianalan Dimanatang Imam @ Papayungan and Hadji Rasol Mambuay @ Mercury and their men identified to be remnants of DI/ Maute terrorist who were involved in the Marawi Siege but were able to escapded.
One government soldier was also killed during the encounter.
“Our deepest condolences to the love ones of our soldier and killed Maute remnant.” said Maj Gen Roseller Murillo, JTF ZAMPELAN Commander. “Rest assured that the heroism and sacrifices of our soldier will not be in vain. We will continue to pursue the remanants of DI/Maute terrorist.” he added.