Beng lauds police, military for sustained anti-IED efforts PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11:21

by VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco commended on Monday the police and military operatives in their joint search for the unaccounted improvised explosive devises (IEDs) believed to have been brought in from the alleged Abu Sayyaf’s bomb factory in Basilan province.

This developed after the joint police and military operatives had recovered two of the missing explosives during last week’s operations in Marangan and Barangay Talabaan, east of this city.

Sr. Supt. Angelito Casimiro, chief of the Zamboanga City Police Office, told the press briefing in City Hall that the IEDs recovered in Marangan and Talabaan had identical features with the IEDs recovered from the ASG’s bomb factory in Mohammad Ajul, Basilan.

He said the recovered improvised bombs appeared almost similar if not exactly the same— the way their color-coded wires were cached, the components mixed with 130 pieces of 1-half inch concrete nails and cellphone as the triggering device.

Despite the recovery and arrest of certain suspects, Supt. Casimiro hinted that the joint police and military operatives will continue to scour the entire city of Zamboanga in search for the unaccounted IEDs from Basilan.

“We continue to look for the other IEDs that were slipped out of Basilan. We don’t really know (where) and how many IEDs out there, but if you gauge with the 77 IEDs recovered in Moh. Ajul, there could be more others unaccounted. But we don’t have the figure on how many (bombs) were brought in,” the city police director said.— Vic Larato