Philippines: Basilan villagers alert Army to IEDs along roadside


Alert residents helped the military find and neutralize bombs that the Abu Sayyaf Group is believed to have left in Ungkaya Pukan town, Basilan.

Brig. Gen. Fernando Reyeg, Joint Task Force Basilan (JTFB) and 101st Infantry Brigade commander, said troops sent its explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team to deal with improvised explosive devices along the road in Barangay Buhe Pahu.

Reyeg said the IEDs were fashioned from 60mm mortar rounds and had a remote triggering device.

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Source: Philstar Global