Monday, March 7, 2016

46IB Pursues IED Attackers, Arrests Two NPAs in Mabini

MAWAB, Compostela Valley Province - Two NPA bombers were arrested by soldiers of 46IB while laying IEDs at Brgy Golden Valley, Mabini, Compostela Valley Province around 9:30 morning, March 5, 2016.

Prior to the arrest, it can be recalled that the Peace and Development Team (PDT) of 46IB were hit by an IED explosion while on road security along Sitio Logdeck and Candinuyan of said barangay around 12:45 evening of same day. Five soldiers were hurt and were immediately evacuated to hospitals, four were brought to Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City while the other one is at Camp Panacan Station Hospital.

Meanwhile, the reinforcing soldiers of 46IB while on immediate pursuit, caught two suspicious men on the act of laying IEDs along Purok 13 of same barangay around 9:30 morning of same day. The two persons, later identified as Ronie Consolacion Mimi, 23 and Sonny Mimi, 22 were believed to be part of the NPAs who attacked the PDT of 46IB earlier of that day. The said arrested persons were cousins and residents of Sitio Palali of the same barangay. Recovered from their possession were three unexploded IEDs, 300-meter wire, two switch device and a Motoposh motorcycle.

MGen Rafael Valencia, 10ID commander lauded the soldiers of 46IB for their accomplishment. "We will not let those who continue to use the path of violence to pursue their objectives," he added. "The long arms of the law will continuously bring them to face justice for their evil deeds," MGen Valencia concluded.

The arrested persons were brought to Mabini Police Station for subsequent filing of charges.

Source: Division Public Affairs Office, 10th Infantry Division, Philippine Army

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