supervisor die in Basilan bomb explosion
ISABELA CITY, Basilan, Dec. 23 (PNA) –- The authorities are conducting
thorough investigation aimed to unmask the culprits behind the bomb
killed two people, including a militiaman, in the nearby Sumisip town.
Lt. Col. Joel Laso, Marine Battalion Landing Team-11 (MBLT-11) commander,
disclosed the incident took place around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at a rubber
plantation in Barangay Mangal, Sumisip.
Laso identified the fatalities as Boy Balal, and a certain Undah, a member
of the militia force.
Balal is a supervisor of the Mangal Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries
Development Cooperative (Marbedco) that owns the rubber plantation.
Laso said the victims were conducting clearing works at the rubber
plantation when Undah accidentally tripped on an improvised bomb fashioned
out as a
He said Undah died instantly while Balal expired hours later.
He said that fragments of the explosive were taken from the blast site for
analysis in a bid to establish the group behind the incident. (PNA)