More Ampatuan firearms seized

ANOTHER cache of firearms, mortar rounds and other war materials reportedly owned by the Ampatuan political clan were discovered in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, a military spokesman said yesterday.

The haul included four M16 rifles, six barrels for cal. 50 light machine guns, two barrels for cal. 30 light machine guns, two barrels for M60 machine guns, two bipods for an 81 millimeter mortar, a barrel guard for cal. 30 light machine gun, and more than 200 mortar rounds.

Col. Prudencio Asto, public affairs officer of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said the armaments were retrieved by elements of the 61st Explosives and Ordnance Disposal based on information provided by a tipster.

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