COTABATO CITY: An alert duck raiser aware of violence happening in the region quickly alerted authorities of his surprising discovery, an improvised bomb in a remote village in President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat province, officials on Tuesday said.
His discovery sent chilling effects on residents of Barangay Katiko, President Quirino, a town bordering with Maguindanao province and had experience bombings in the past.
“A duck raiser found a suspicious paper box at a roadside in the border of Barangay Katiko and Baraagay Bagumbayan Monday morning,” Sancho Salamanca, Barangay Katiko chairperson told Radio Happy FM in Koronadal City Tuesday.
The duck raiser whom he did not identify immediately reported to members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in nearby militia detachment.
Salamanca said the IED was fashioned from 81 mm mortar with mobile phone as trigger mechanism.
To ensure the IED would not harm anyone, including bomb expert, they decided to detonate the powerful device.
Following the discovery of IED, Salamanca said village defenders have been planed on heightened alert.
Nobody claimed responsibility for planting the IED and to whom it may be intended for.
Police operatives from the Sultan Kudarat police provincial office are still investigating the incident. PNA