Improvised bomb found in Lamitan City, Basilan
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur—An improvised bomb was recovered by soldiers in Lamitan City, Basilan on Friday (Oct. 15), the Army said.
It was the third explosive device recovered by soldiers in Basilan within the week.
Brigadier General Domingo Gobway, commander of Joint Task Force Basilan, said the bomb was found near the road in Sitio Panansangan, Barangay Sengal in Lamitan City.
The municipal police office first received information about the bomb then the Army’s explosives and ordnance unit went to the area to dispose of it.
The devise was loaded with concrete nails.
Five days ago, two improvised bombs were discovered in Barangay Manggal, Sumisip town; one in a grassy area outside a construction site and another near a pineapple farm.
One was made out of an 81-mm mortar, while the other a milk can.
Gobway said the bombs were intended for extortion allegedly by an Abu Sayyaf subgroup led by a certain Pasip Bayali.