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.