Army seizes IEDs, bomb-making materials in Maguindanao, Philippines


Government forces on Thursday discovered a hideout of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao and seized explosives and bomb-making components in the area.

Acting on a tip from civilians that confirmed Army intelligence information about the presence of BIFF bomb makers in the marshland of Maguindanao, the Army’s 57th Infantry Battalion (57IB) said it immediately conducted law enforcement operations in an area bordering the towns of Mamasapano, Datu Salibo, Shariff Aguak, Datu Saydona Mustapha, and Saudi Ampatuan early Thursday morning.

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Source: Philippine News Agency