Suspected rebell killed in blast

AN improvised explosive device exploded Tuesday in Purok 1, Barangay Panibasan, Maco in Compostela Valley that resulted in the death of an alleged member of the Militiang Bayan.

However, Lt. Alexandre Cabales, spokesperson of 10th Infantry Division, said the identity of the slain person has yet to be ascertained.

The military report said the person was detonating the explosive which intended to lob at members of the 46th Infantry Battalion who then were conducting peace and development outreach program in the said barangay.

However, it prematurely exploded, alerting the residents of the area who informed the soldiers about it.

Investigators found the body and theorized that he was trying to detonate the explosion.


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