Landmine explodes in Paquibato

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – A landmine exploded on a roadside at Sitio Panulawan, Brgy. Malabog, Paquibato District in Davao City at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The Paquibato Police Station, led by Chief Insp. Leonardo V. Tarongoy, the station commander, immediately responded to the incident upon receiving a report around 6:30 a.m. from a certain Edison Bitania, 28, a resident of Purok Sampaguita, Sitio Panulawan in Paquibato District.

No one was reportedly hurt in the incident.

Responding authorities recovered one unexploded improvised explosive device (IED), two blasting cups, electrical wire estimated at 100 meters long, and eight pieces of battery.

The unexploded IED was immediately turned over to the Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion detailed in Brgy. Malabog, Paquibato District.

Intelligence and investigation personnel were dispatched to possibly identify the perpetrators and the motive of the incident.