Homemade bomb found at roadside

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Saturday, February 1, 2014


A POWERFUL improvised explosive device (IED) was accidentally discovered along the side of a national highway in Pantukan, Compostela Valley Thursday morning.

Personnel of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) made the discovery during a road repair operation in the area.

DPWH personnel Arnulfo Llenado said they were picking up firewood to boil the asphalt in Bongabong, Pantukan when they discovered a long wire. When they tried pulling the wire they saw the IED with the long wire.

By chance, an Army truck was passing by the area and the bomb was readily defused. The military said the IED was powerful enough to obliterate their truck had it been detonated.

Authorities suspected that the IED was placed by the New People's Army (NPA) rebels. (Ben O. Tesiorna)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 01, 2014.

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