Troops seize IED

SOLDIERS of 69th Infantry Battalion reportedly recovered another improvise explosive device at Sitio Butay, Barangay Pamintaran in Maragusan, Compostela Valley last Friday.

Capt. Rhyan Batchar, spokesperson of 10th Infantry Division, said troops were checking on the report from a resident that communist rebels were planting landmines to target soldiers.

They disarmed the bomb and seized the 100-meter electrical wire, batteries and triggering mechanism.

“The bomber immediately fled as he was surprised approaching soldiers from the opposite side,” Lt. Col. Ali Luis Macawaris, the battalion commander, said.

“We are thankful that we were able to preempt and no one among our soldiers were hurt,” Macawaris added.

The recovered IED will be turned over to Explosive and Ordnance Division of the 10th ID headquarters for proper disposition.

Earlier, soldiers were able also to discover a temporary storage for bomb-making materials in Sitio Muling, Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong in Davao del Norte last week

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