On Saturday night, the remains of 8 ofthe 11 soldiers who died in Friday’s encounter were flown to Manila, said LieutenantGeneral Arvin John Encinas, spokesman of the WesMinCom. There is no casualty on the governmentside. Alias Vikram, a relative of ASG leaderRadullan Sahiron, was known for making improvised explosive devices involved inthe bombings of the Jolo Cathedral and 1st Brigade Combat Team last year, theArmed Forces Western Mindanao Command said in a statement. lias Vikram, a relative of ASG leaderRadullan Sahiron, was known for making improvised explosive devices involved inthe bombings of the Jolo Cathedral and 1st Brigade Combat Team last year, theArmed Forces Western Mindanao Command said in a statement. Arrival honors were rendered for 8 of the 11 fallen heroes at the Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base on Saturday, April 18. The soldiers were killed in action in an encounter with the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu on April 17. AFP Facebook page “These brave soldiers had left usphysically, but their heroism will remain in our hearts forever,” Sobejanasaid in a statement. (ABS-CBN News) “He was also involved in theencounter with the 21st Infantry Battalion” in Patikul town last Friday,where 11 soldiers died and 14 others were injured, according to Major General CorletoVinluan, Joint Task Force Sulu commander. Vikram and another bandit were on boarda motorcyle in Talipao town when soldiers intercepted them on Saturday night,the military said. MANILA – State forces have killed thegrandson of an Abu Sayyaf group leader in the southern Philippine province ofSulu who was allegedly involved in Friday’s clash that left 11 soldiers dead,the military said Sunday. Soldiers conducted pursuit operationsagainst them after being fired upon by the ASG members, the military statementadded. “This successful operation provesthat the direct involvement of the communities would put up pressure on theAbus and constrict their movements as well,” WesMinCom chief LieutenantGeneral Cirilito Sobejana said. A send-off ceremony was tendered beforethe remains were transported via a military aircraft from the Edwin Andrews AirBase in Zamboanga City.