Cotabato bombing foiled after soldiers tipped off

Soldiers, acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, foiled an attempt to bomb Cotabato City on Monday morning after they intercepted a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) loaded on a passenger jeepney.

Major Arvin John Encinas, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division, said soldiers flagged down a “Lawin” passenger jeepney as it passed by a detachment of the 90th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao at 7 a.m.

The detachment was about a kilometer away from the 6th ID headquarters in Barangay Awang in the same town.

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