GOVERNMENT forces foiled a second blast when they recovered an improvised explosive device ( IED) allegedly planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ( BIFF) the other night along the national highway in Bgy. Poblacion,Tacurong -Cotabato City, the main supply route of Datu Anggal Midtimbang, Maguindanao.
This was confirmed yesterday AFP-Western Mindanao Command spokesman Major Arvin John Encinas.
Encinas said troops from the 31st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the 90th Infantry Battalion recovered the IED at around 10:30 p.m. while responding to an explosion incident in n the same area at around 7:30 a.m.
The troops immediately detonated the second IED.
Troops believe the explosion was the handiwork of the BIFF as they are involved in previous bombing in Central Mindanao.
Encinas said the prompt response of the military led to the successful detonation of the improvised explosive. He added that proactive measures will be implemented to thwart terror ploys of lawless groups in the area.