Military foils second bombing attempt in Maguindanao

August 20, 2019

GOVERNMENT forces on Monday night foiled a second bombing try in Maguindanao with the recovery of an improvised explosive device  allegedly planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on the national highway in Bgy. Poblacion, Tacurong, Cotabato  City.

The area was the main service route of Datu Anggal  Midtimbang, Maguindanao.

AFP- Western Mindanao Command spokesman Maj. Arvin John Encinas said soldiers from the 31st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the 90th Infantry Battalion recovered the bomb while responding to an explosion at 10:30 p.m. on Monday.

The first explosion occurred in the same area at 7:30 a.m. on the same day.

Troopers immediately detonated the second improvised explosive device.

Soldiers believed that  the explosion was a handiwork of the BIFF who were involved in a previous  bombing in Central Mindanao.

Encinas said  the prompt response of the  military thwarted the terror plot by lawless groups operating in the region.