Wednesday, January 22, 2014

10th Infantry Division chief laud residents for timely tips on landmine cache

The 10th Infantry Division commander, Major Gen. Ariel B. Bernardo, on Tuesday expressed his thanks to the civilians who provided his troopers with the location of the New People's Army (NPA) landmine cache in Sitio Mampait, Barangay Mansanitas, Loreto town, Agusan Del Sur.

This resulted in a successful operation with the recovery of 44 landmines and eight sacks of PVC pipes, batteries, detonating cords, improvised firing devices and several other explosive components Sunday morning, he added. 

"It is through cooperation like this that we will finally put a stop to this and win the peace for our people," Bernardo stressed.

It could be recalled that the 163 landmines and the manufacturing facility captured last December were in the same area. 

President Benigno Aquino III lauded the achievement stating that it will prevent death and injury of non-combatants. 

Article Source: PNA

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