Rebel weapons, explosives seized in Mindanao

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Security forces have seized a cache of rebel weapons and explosives and arrested a suspected communist insurgent in a raid on his hideout in Compostela Valley province in southern Philippines, officials said on Monday. Capt. Alberto Caber, a spokesman for the Eastern Mindanao Command, said soldiers swooped down on the hideout in Casoon village in Monkayo town and arrested Eugenio Piamonte. He said a search in Piamonte’s hideout yielded five automatic rifles, 11 improvised explosives, 10 pairs of police uniforms, 10 pairs of army uniforms, 10 pairs of combat boots, eight 40mm grenades, one tripod for M79 grenade launcher, a flare and a link for machine gun.

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