Military foils 2nd Maguindanao blast

August 20, 2019

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.