Friday, 23 Augst 2019 | 01:21 WIB

Indonesia Police Sends Team to Identify Indonesians Killed in Philippines Military Attack

Syafruddin (netz.id)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Indonesia National Police has sent a team to identify three people alleged to be Indonesian citizens that were killed during a Philippines military aggression on Maute group  in South Philippines.

“The team has left to the Philippines, and joined the security personnel there,” said Police General Commissioner Syafruddin, Vice Police Chief of Indonesia Police on Friday (4/28).

Syafruddin said the police have not yet obtained any certainty of the identities of the three bodies. “We are conducting a joint investigation on this matter,” he said.

Earlier, the Philippines military claimed it has killed at least 36 Maute militants during a land and air attack at Piagapo city, Lanao del Sur province in the Philippines.

Among the militants killed were allegedly three Indonesian citizens and a citizen of Malaysia. The Philippines military discovered explosive materials, grenades, laptop, and Indonesian passports at Maute group’s camp.

The Maute group is one of the militant groups in South Philippines that have pledged allegiance with ISIS. (*)