Philippines: IED explosion injures 8 soldiers in Sulu

Eight soldiers were wounded in an accidental explosion involving an improvised explosive device (IED) they recovered following a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, the military reported.

Brig. Gen. Divino Rey Pabayo, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, disclosed that the explosion occurred while troops were conducting a clearing operation following a 30-minute clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits on Saturday in Barangay Bangkal, Patikul town.

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Source: Philippine News Agency