Troops recover improvised bombs in Maguindanao

Government troops have safely recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at separate places in Maguindanao.

The first improvised bomb was recovered by the troops of Bravo Company of 90th Infantry Battalion and Guindulungan Municipal Police in Sitio Pansol, Barangay Macasampen, Guindulungan, Maguindanao at around 10:00 o’clock in the evening on October 9, 2018.

Recovered were four 81mm mortars, one 61mm mortar, two cellphones with simcard and electronic wires.

After 3 hours, another suspected IED was discovered by a civilian passer-by at a National Highway of Brgy Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat placed in a water container.

Troops of Charlie Company of 90th Infantry Battalion, 5th Special Forces Battalion, and Datu Odin Sinsuat Municipal Police immediately responded and cordoned the area for safety procedures.

The 3EOD team arrived in the area and successfully disrupted the suspected IED. Recovered in the scene was unexploded ordnance of 81mm projectile, 1 booster, cellphone with simcard and detonating cord.

No one was harmed during the disruption of both IEDs, and the highway was opened for the motorists at around 3 in the morning.

The Commander of 6th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana, said that the IEDs were intentionally placed to create harm and chaos to the people by the terror group of Bangsamoro Isalmic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

“I strongly urge the civilian community to be on high alert at all times and to immediately report any suspicious things or person to the authorities to prevent the terrorists from sowing terror,” said Maj. Gen. Sobejana. (6th Infantry Division)