2 IEDs reovered in Sulu PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 March 2016 12:04


Security forces recovered two improvised explosive devices separate incidents yesterday and last Wednesday.

Joint Task Group Sulu Brig. Gen. Alan Arojado disclosed that around 7:20 a.m. yesterday a company of army soldiers under 1Lt. Dominador Addun Jr., was conducting reconnaissance operation when they discovered an IED at the vicinity of Barangay Tugas, Patikul, Sulu.

The IED was safely retrieved and brought to a secured place and was later detonated.

Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, troops of the Army’s 32nd Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Nablo recovered an IED triggering device (dry cell) wrapped with black electrical tape with attached commercial electrical wiring at the vicinity of Sitio Nangka, Barangay Kanague, Patikul, Sulu.

The troops inspected the area and checked the wiring connected to the triggering device that led them to locate the IED buried along the roadside.

The IED was also retrieved and detonated by bomb experts.

Meanwhile, troops from Joint Task Group Sulu arrested two suspected Abu Sayyaf bombers Wednesday afternoon.

The two militants and their IED were discovered around 4:00 p.m. while soldiers from the 32nd Infantry Battalion were conducting “route security” operations along the Barangay Kanague-Kabontakas roadnet, said Joint Task Group Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado.

The latter operation was done to ensure the safety of the “main supply route” and movement of 32nd and 44th Infantry Battalion troops who were then headed to 32nd Infantry Battalion headquarters at Barangay Bonbon, Patikul town. – Dan Toribio Jr.