Philippines: Woman killed in Basilan town explosion


A woman was killed after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off early Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Sumisip, Basilan province, the police said.

Police Major Faisal Tandico, Sumisip police chief, identified the fatality as Junayra Saad, 47, single, a resident of Upper Benembengan village, Sumisip.

Tandico said Saad went to a creek near their residence to take a bath around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, when she accidentally stepped on a string attached to the IED, which was placed under a rubber tree, thus the explosion.

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Source:  The SunStar