Police recover explosive device in Surigao Sur

SURIGAO DEL SUR. The Explosive Ordnance Division team recovered an improvised explosive device in a national highway of Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. (Contributed photo)

AN ANTI-TANK improvised explosive device (IED) was unearthed along the national highway of Barangay Amontay, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur last Friday, February 1.

Authorities recovered one anti-tank IED buried along the said national highway with a dimension of eight inches diameter, one foot height and weighs up to seven kilos.

An excavation of the Department of Public Works and Highways which started on January 28 led to the recovery of the anti-tank IED with wiring and a blasting cap.

A team from the Explosive Ordnance Division disarmed and removed the said IED.

The explosive device was turned over to the Philippine Army for proper disposition.


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