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NPA detonates IED in Ilocos Sur

New People’s Army rebels operating in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur detonated an Improvised Explosive Device on the day they were celebrating their 48th founding anniversary.

Army 2nd Lt. Rey Gaezzel M. Anfone, Civil Military Operations Officer of the 81st Infantry Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, said the incident took place on a road in Barangay Calaoan where a military vehicle was traversing at noon Tuesday.

While no one was killed or seriously injured, a teenager onboard his motorcycle trailing the military vehicle was nearly hit by the blast. (Francis T. Wakefield)