The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) seized at least five truckloads of explosives from two nearby camps of the New People’s Army (NPA) they overran last weekend in the town of San Agustin, Surigao del Sur. “This is a bomb factory. I do not think this is just a major camp of the NPA for Northeastern Mindanao. It serves the explosives requirements of the entire Mindanao commission of the communist insurgents,” said Major Gen. Samuel Bagasin, chief of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division. The explosives used by terrorists in Mindanao reportedly also came from the same ‘bomb factory’. The five trucks reportedly carried explosive components including detonating cords, blasting caps, gunpowder, anti-tank rockets, grenades and guns that were found in one of the two caves in San Agustin that was used as camps by the NPA. Full Story
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