Philippines: Troops seize bombs in South Cotabato province

Troops have seized improvised bombs, bomb-making materials and other personal belongings following a clash with a group of Daulah Islamiyah terrorists in South Cotabato, the military said Tuesday, July 27.

Lieutenant General Corleto Vinluan Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said the troops were conducting focused military operations when they clashed Saturday, July 24, with a group of Daulah Islamiyah-Maguid Group led by Jaiden Nilong alias Aliboy in Lumakil village, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Vinluan said the terrorists, believed to have dragged their casualties, fled following a 20-minute firefight.

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Source: SunStar News