Personnel of the Inudaran Detachment of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion reported an explosion incident in Kauswagan Lanao del Norte at about 515 p.m. Monday October 24 2022. 2
Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – October 25, 2022
 
Upon verification, troops discovered a toppled down tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) at Sitio San Isidro, Barangay Bagumbayan, same municipality. They immediately coordinated with the 43rd Mechanized Company based in Cadulawan, Munai town, and the Munai Police Station to secure the incident area and conduct an investigation. 
 
While scouring the area, operating troops discovered an unidentified cadaver near the toppled tower. A team from the Scene of the Crime Operatives and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams of the PNP and Philippine Army proceeded to the area and conducted further investigation. 
 Personnel of the Inudaran Detachment of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion reported an explosion incident in Kauswagan Lanao del Norte at about 515 p.m. Monday October 24 2022. 3 2
Based on the initial result of the investigation, an improvised explosive device explosion transpired near the toppled tower. Fragments from a 60mm mortar and other paraphernalia were recovered within the perimeter. 
 
According to Joint Task Force ZamPeLan Commander, Brig. Gen. Antonio Nafarrete, the initial assessment of the EOD teams was that a 60mm mortar was used as the primary explosive to topple the tower. 
 
Personnel from the local government unit of Kauswagan recovered and brought the cadaver of the unidentified individual to Gamalinda Funeral Homes in Kauswagan town while his personal belongings and other recovered paraphernalia were brought to Iligan Police Office for scrutiny.
 
Security operations and comprehensive investigations are continuously being conducted. 
 

“Our ground troops together with our partners from the PNP continue to establish the circumstances and identify the perpetrators of this incident,” Brig. Gen. Arturo Rojas, Commander of Western Mindanao Command said. “Rest assured that we will heighten our security operations and stay on guards against the malefactors that hamper the stability in our area of operation.”

Personnel of the Inudaran Detachment of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion reported an explosion incident in Kauswagan Lanao del Norte at about 515 p.m. Monday October 24 2022.1

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