Two people were lucky enough to escape unscathed in a roadside bombing perpetrated by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) brigands in the island
, a top military
official said Wednesday. province
Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the incident occurred around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday along the road known to locals as Dan Puti in Sitio Halaw, Barangay Latih, Patikul.
Arrojado identified the would-be victims as Mandi Ammang, 42, and Wahab Amisali, 43, both residents of Sitio Halaw, Barangay Latih.
Arrojado said investigation showed the duo accidentally stepped on a trip-wire that triggered the explosion of three improvised bomb fashioned as landmines.
Arrojado said luckily “both persons were unharmed during the incident.”
He said policemen and Marine explosive ordnance demolition (EOD) proceeded to the blast site to conduct post-blast investigation.
He said the area, after thoroughly inspected, was later declared clear to pass.
He said the main target of the ASG brigands in laying the improvised bomb are the government troops passing Daan Puti especially during early morning jogging.
He said the troops had been alerted to exercise precautionary measures.
Arrojado said they have received report that the ASG brigands led by Nammil Ahadjiri were the ones who placed the bomb along Daan Puti, Sitio Halaw, Barangay Latih.