Bomb components, ammo seized

— Authorities here reported that it seized a cache of ammunition and bomb components at a temporary harbor site of New People’s Army rebels in Mabinay, Negros Oriental.

Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Police Community Affairs and Development Unit deputy chief Lt. Stephen Polinar disclosed that they discovered the items in a cave at Sitio Cansanaan in Barangay Abis on Tuesday.

He added that the 704th Provincial Mobile Force Company received a report of the presence of unidentified armed men believed to be NPA members and immediately conducted an operation in the vicinity of Barangays Bato, Abis and Samac.

They found the cave reportedly been used by suspected NPA members.

A subsequent search yielded one red chest bag containing assorted medicines; a container with suspected ammonium nitrate and fuel oil of approximately four liters; an orange backpack containing two pieces of electric blasting cap; two pieces of 9-volts battery; two rolls of firing wire 10-20 meters each; and several rounds of live ammunition of various caliber for short and long firearms; two magazines; a pair of rainboots; and assorted “subversive” documents.

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