Army intel officer killed in ambush
Roel Pareño (The Philippine Star) - January 20, 2015 - 12:00am

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen killed an Army intelligence officer in an ambush on the outskirts of Patikul, Sulu on Sunday, the military reported yesterday.

Reports from Joint Task Group Sulu identified the victim as Cpl. Arjan Punzalan, who was with the Army’s Intelligence Service Group based in Sulu.

The military said the victim had just visited his father-in-law in Barangay Latih when he was gunned down by an undetermined number of Abu Sayyaf bandits at 6:15 a.m in the vicinity of Sitio Buahan.

Punzalan died from multiple gunshot wounds in the body.

A manhunt for the suspects is underway.

ABU ABU SAYYAF ARJAN PUNZALAN BARANGAY LATIH INTELLIGENCE SERVICE GROUP JOINT TASK GROUP SULU PATIKUL PUNZALAN SITIO BUAHAN SULU SUSPECTED ABU SAYYAF
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