Philippines: Troops recover guns, IED components in hunt for 2 bomb-makers


The military seized more than a dozen firearms and components for home-made bombs from two elusive bombers.

Edsrafil Manalasal Guiwan and Lakim Esmael, both of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, are tagged in recent deadly bombings in central Mindanao.

They escaped while personnel of the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion under the 601st Infantry Brigade tried to encircle their hideouts in Sultan sa Barongis and, later, in SK Pendatun, both in Maguindanao province.

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Source: Philstar Global

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