Suspected IED carrier killed in Basilan

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MANILA, Philippines — A suspected bomb carrier was killed while his cohort escaped during an encounter with government troops in Lamitan City, Basilan on Wednesday evening, the military reported on Thursday.

In a statement, the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) identified the killed personality as Adil Akarab, tagged as “a lawless element and armed terrorist group member.”

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The Wesmincom said Akarab, who was a suspected improvised explosive device/anti-personnel mine (IED/APM) carrier, was pillioning on a motorcycle.

He and the motorcycle driver did not stop for checkpoint inspection, prompting authorities to chase both of them, according to authorities.