DAVAO CITY: Garbage collectors in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Sunday night got a surprise in their routine when they hauled instead an improvised explosive device (IED) from among a pile of trash. Police Supt. Tom Tuzon, Midsayap town police chief, said the IED has the capability not only to maim but also kill humans within its range. The bomb was fashioned from an 81mm. Mortar that Army and police explosives and ordnance device (EOD) experts’ confirmed it was an IED with a mobile phone as triggering mechanism.
JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL