Electric blasting caps
are probably mostly used today, and are necessary for setting off a series of simultaneous blasts, as in digging a ditch.
The problems center on a simultaneity issue and the sensitivity of the high-strength blasting caps
. In addition, field commanders raised issues concerning burying high-strength blasting caps
and prepriming charges for transport to mission sites.
Coloma recovered IEDs weighing 15 and seven kilos, respectively, with one blasting cap
and 50-meter wire.
Troops recovered from the encounter site an M16 rifle, four magazines for 5.56 mm, a bandolier, a civilian pack, three keypad cellphone, a touch screen cellphone, eight pieces of syringe, IED components (9 Volts battery, 1 blasting cap
with wire, 161 piece live 5.56 rounds, four pieces 7.62mm rounds, one empty 50 caliber rounds, two box empty m249 ammunition, 23 empty shell 40mm, and enemy assorted personal effects.
Dawang also surrendered one carbine rifle and two improvised explosive devices with two blasting cap
and electric wire.
Aside from the previous recovered items such as M16 rifle, backpacks, bandoleers and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) during the firefight, the troops recovered additional IEDs, blasting cap
, hand grenade, assorted ammunitions, Macbook laptop, cellphones and other subversive documents.
On the fourth day of the pursuit operation, one of the operating platoons discovered on dual-purpose IED, 50-meter electrical wire, one blasting cap
, eight batteries, medical kits and subversive documents in Sitio Tuburan, Barangay Tandik, Maragusan, Compostela Valley.
After the firefight that lasted almost one hour, the raiding team swooped down on four houses of Barros and confiscated 15 long and short firearms, including rifle grenades, two fragmentation grenades, one link for K3 machine gun, two bottles of ANFO, three improvised blasting caps
with time fuse, five pieces of shock tube, electric blasting cap
, one silencer and assorted magazines and ammunition.
Aside from the improvised bombs, their components, which included a kilogram of black powder, electrical wires, a blasting cap
, cellphones and black shirts printed with logo of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) were also recovered in a remote village in Polomolok, South Cotabato.
of powder, firearms, ammunition, detonation cords, blasting caps
, switches, two-way radios, and subversive documents, among others, which were brought to the Sipalay Police for documentation.
Gilberto Cruz, director of the Caraga police, said that aside from the destroyed equipment, police have confiscated P115,245 worth of illegally caught fish, and seized 19 blasting caps
in a total of 138 operations throughout the region since January 1 until June 28.