Suspected Abu Sayyaf member nabbed, 16 pipe bombs seized during Sulu ops
The military said Mang’s confession had led to the confiscation of a total of 16 unrigged pipe bombs.
This came after three suspected suicide bombers, two foreigners and one local, were killed during an encounter in Barangay Kan Islam. The military said the pipe bombs were similar to the confiscated explosive devices seized from the suicide bombers.
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