Philippines: Troops overrun NPA lair in Zambo Sur town

The continued use of the improvised explosive device (IED) by New People’s Army terrorists show that “they don’t value human rights”, a military official said Monday.

Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, commander of the 53rd Infantry Battalion (IB), issued the statement as the military’s Task Unit “Kaiser”, composed of troops from the 53IB and 97IB of Army’s 102nd IB, seized explosives and bomb-making components when they overran an NPA lair in Barangay Bagong Silang, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur last weekend.

“This was not the first time they employed IEDs; their continued employment of IEDs not only shows they don’t value human rights but also shows they disregard value for human life,” Herrera said in a statement Monday.

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Source: Philippine News Agency