Basit Usman killed while watching MayPac fight?

Suspected terrorist and bomb maker Abdul Basit Usman was allegedly killed Sunday in Maguindanao while watching the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.

According to, a source said Usman was shot by Commander Barok of the 118th Base Command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Barangay Muti in Guindulungan town at around 11:50 in the morning.

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The military has declined to confirm the report pending verification.

AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala told GMA News Online they received information from their field assets saying Usman was shot dead during an encounter before noon today.

He said the 6th Infantry Division is still verifying the information.

On social media, some netizens believe that the suspected terrorist was killed at the height of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Many demanded that his body be shown to the public if indeed Basit Usman is dead.

The report about his alleged death is expected to be tackled in the committee hearing for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) once the Senate resumes sessions on Monday, May 4.