Philippines: Army troops foil bombing attempt in Maguindanao


Military personnel defused on Thursday morning an improvised explosive device (IED) found in Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.

“Around 10:00 a.m. yesterday, a concerned citizen informed the troops of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion that a suspected IED was emplaced in Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak by unidentified perpetrators,” Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said in a statement.

A squad from the military then proceeded and cordoned the area, and they coordinated with the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team for the proper handling of the IED.

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Source: GMA News Online