Philippines: Central Mindanao troops on high alert


Security forces in Central Mindanao are on heightened alert following a bomb explosion Monday in Datu Anggal Midtimbang town, Maguindanao, and a foiled bomb plot in Lambayong, Sultan Kudarat.

Lt. Col. Manuel Alburo, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the police and military are probing deeper into the explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) along the national highway in Barangay Kiteb, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, which links Cotabato City and General Santos City.

No one was reported injured during the blast.

Alburo said the blast was preceded by the recovery of an unexploded IED in Lambayong.

The device was fashioned from 81mm mortar round.

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Source: Manilla Bulletin