ASG top bomb maker killed in Basilan clash

Published June 6, 2021, 12:14 PM

by Aaron Recuenco 

Police killed one of the alleged trusted bomb makers of the late Abu Sayyaf Group Sub Leader Furuji Indama in a raid in Basilan on Saturday.

In a report reaching Camp Crame in Quezon City, the slain suspect was identified as Aroy Ittot, a top priority target of the Police Regional Office Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO BAR).

Ittot was killed after he allegedy traded shots with the police raiding team during the serving of an arrest warrant on him on Saturday morning.

Seized from him were an M16 rifle, an M14 rifle, four grenade rifles M76; three Grenade Rifles M75; 1.5 Liters ANFO believed to be IED components, bandoliers and cellphones.

Based on the PNP data, Ittot was involved in a roadside bombing incident that transpired in Tuburan, Basilan sometime in 2018 targeting the convoy of Mayor Durie Kalahal of Tuburan, Basilan.

He was also was implicated in the harassment incident victimizing the group of Mayor Ibrahim Ballaho of Mohammad Ajul, Basilan while conducting community service in Tuburan, Basilan.

Ittot had reportedly links with the Local ASG bombers in Basilan who were also involved in Vehicle Burning/IED attack in Barangay Colonia, Lamitan City, Basilan and several IED roadside bombings in the province.