Abu Sayyaf camp yields explosives PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 January 2011 14:26

Army Scout Rangers running after the Abu Sayyaf group of wounded leader Nurhassan Jamiri stumbled upon an encampment of the terrorist group and recovered several explosives and paraphernalia in making improvised bombs in the hinterlands of Basilan.

Special Operation Task Force-Basilan commander Brig. Gen. Nicanor Dolojan said the bombs and other war materiel were recovered around 1 p.m. Friday in an abandoned Abu Sayyaf camp in Barangay Macalang, Al-Barka, Basilan.

Dolojan said the Army Scout Ranges were pursuing Jamiri and his men when they stumbled upon the bandit camp in Barangay Macalang.

Jamiri was wounded in one of the two clashes between soldiers and Abu Sayyaf bandits last Wednesday in Barangay Macalang.

Dolojan said the troops recovered from the abandoned camp 14 rounds of 60-millimeter mortar ammunition, ammonium nitrate, two improvised bombs and paraphernalia, electrical wire, cellular phones with solar charger, camouflage uniforms, medical kits and other personal belongings.
Dolojan said the mortar ammunition and ammonium nitrate are being used by the Abu Sayyaf bandits as “explosive filler in their bomb-making activity.”

“This discovery was made possible through the efforts and cooperation of the civilians in the area, who are tired of the terroristic activities of the ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) in the province of Basilan,” he said.
The camp that was discovered Friday by the troops was the second in a week’s time in Basilan.

The first was last Tuesday in Barangay Kabun Pababag, Tipo-Tipo town, which is an adjacent municipality of Al-Barka.

The troops recovered from the first camp a jungle knife, combat boots, military uniform and empty shells of M-16 Armalite rifle.