Basilan landmine explosion kills coconut farmer
Posted: 2017-Mar-20 12.00.02 UTC+0800
ZAMBOANGA CITY — One person died in a landmine explosion in the hinterlands of Basilan province on Sunday, police said.
Police said the incident occurred at around 11:30 a.m. in Barangay Dugaa, Tuburan, Basilan.
PO3 Ricky Mohammad, case investigator, identified the victim as Mustafa Abdurahim, 68, a coconut farmer.
Mohammad said Abdurahim was harvesting coconut when he accidentally tripped on an improvised bomb fashioned out as a landmine.
He said the victim died on the spot.
Authorities said the improvised bomb could have been placed by Abu Sayyaf bandits targeting troops patrolling the area. (PNA)