Five year old girl killed, three others wounded in IED explosion in Capiz

A FIVE-YEAR OLD girl was killed while three others, including a young girl, were wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in a remote village in Capiz on Sunday afternoon, an army official said Monday.

The spokesman for the army’s 3rd Infantry Division, Captain Reylan Java, identified the girl killed by the IED explosion as Rodelyn Aguirre sx-years old while wounded was her younger sister Roda Aguirre, five year old.

The army official said that Rodelyn died on the spot while Roda was wounded when the home bomb exploded in their house in Brgy Tacayan, Tapaz, Capiz at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Based on initial report, the explosion was caused by the lapses in the process of assembling of the IED’s by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members, the army official added.

Java added that least two unidentified members of the NPA were also seriously wounded during the explosion based on accounts made by civilian witnesses.

The army official said that IED is to be used by the rebels for their terrorist activities in Capiz and other parts of Panay.

Last February 20, 2012, the NPA members used IED to bomb the La Casa Transloading Station of Sugarcane Central in Brgy Mianay, Sigma, Capiz for failure to give-in to their demand of extortion money.

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