Philippines: Troops recover explosives in Maguindanao

Combined forces of the military and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb components in a clearing operation in the province of Maguindanao, officials said Wednesday, April 15. Major General Diosdado Carreon, Joint Read More …

Army seizes more explosives in Maguindanao

The Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) has recovered more explosives in areas where the military and the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) clashed the past week, an Army official said Monday. Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, the 6ID commander, said Read More …

Army seizes IEDs, bomb-making materials in Maguindanao, Philippines

Government forces on Thursday discovered a hideout of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao and seized explosives and bomb-making components in the area. Acting on a tip from civilians that confirmed Army intelligence information about the Read More …

IED cache discovered in Maguindanao

Operating troops discovered an improvised explosive device (IED) cache in Barangay Dasawao, Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Maguindanao (SSM). Maj. Gen. Diosdado Carreon, Joint Task Force Central commander, on Thursday said the Army troops discovered the cache while they were operating in Read More …

Gov’t troops find more bombs in Maguindanao

Government troops found six more powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Maguindanao Wednesday as the military intensified its offensive against Islamic State-linked militants. The total number of IEDs recovered since the operations began on Nov. 24 is now 20. Earlier, Read More …

Troops seize IEDs as hunt vs. Dawlah Islamiya continues

Government troops recovered on Saturday improvised bombs and bomb-making materials while tracking down fleeing Dawlah Islamiya members, who are the target of surgical military operations in Maguindanao. The improvised bombs and bomb-making components were recovered in several areas in Shariff Read More …

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 Read More …

Twin IED blasts hurt soldier in Maguindanao, Philippines

The military and police have put up more checkpoints along the national highway in Maguindanao following twin improvised bomb attacks by suspected Moro militants that hurt a soldier Monday morning. Senior Supt. Madzagani Mukaram, Maguindanao police director, said the provincial Read More …