Philippines: IED explodes inside Bilibid’s maximum security compound

An improvised explosive device (IED) suddenly went off while authorities were demolishing illegal structures inside the maximum security compound (MaxSeCom) of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Friday morning.

Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar, regional director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said the blast occurred inside Quadrant 4, east sector of the MaxSeCom, NBP around 10 a.m.

The area is occupied by violent extremist offenders, including jailed members of the Abu Sayyaf Group, Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Maute terrorist group, Rajah Solaiman Group, Jimaah Islamiya and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) PDLs (persons deprived of liberty).

Authorities have yet to determine if there were any casualties.

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Source: Manila Bulletin