Philippines: Army foils bomb plot in Maguindanao


Military authorities in Maguindanao said they foiled Wednesday an attempt by suspected Moro bandits to set off roadside bombs after soldiers discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) in Mamasapano town.

Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) commander and Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) chief, said government forces found the IED in Barangay Pimblakan, Mamasapano, Maguindanao at 6 a.m.

Uy said government forces recovered one 9-volt battery, a blasting cap, assorted nails to serve as shrapnel, a half-kilo of flash powder, and a container with flash powder.


(Photo courtesy of 6ID)

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Source: Philippine News Agency