Sunday, March 11, 2012

Police, Army units recover explosive devices in Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, March 11 (PNA) - Alert police and military authorities prevented what could have been another bombing incident in Region 12 with the recovery of two high-powered explosive devices in Sultan Kudarat on Saturday, the military here reported Sunday.

Maj. Gen. Rey Ardo, chief of the military's 6th Infantry Division, said joint elements of the Joint Task Force Kutawato (JTFK), led by Director Felicisimu Khu, chief of Directorate Integrated Police Operations, recovered one 90-mm ammunition and one 60-mm mortar wrapped in a sack and left along the provincial road in Barangay Midtapok, Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat province.

The recovered items are now in the custody of the JTFK for proper disposition.

Ardo also received reports from the Army's 1st Mechanized Brigade that an improvised explosive device exploded in Hill Detachment, Sitio Kyamko, Barangay Maitumaig, Datu Unsay, Maguindanao at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Ardo directed the 45th Infantry Battalion to conduct an investigation.
Nobody was hurt in the blast since it was planted and set off in an unpopulated area in Datu Unsay.

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