Philippines: Thousands of dynamites intended to harm soldiers seized in Bukidnon

Thousands of dynamites said to be used in a planned bombing of patrolling troops and government facilities were seized by the elements of the Army’s 8 Infantry (Dependable) Battalion (8th IB) in Malinao area, Barangay Kalusangay, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon province. Read More …

Philippines: Army disposes 77 IHL-banned APMs seized from CPP-NPA in Mindanao

Cagayan de Oro City – The Army’ 4th Infantry Division (4ID) successfully disposed of more than 70 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) seized from the communist terrorist groups (CTG), commonly known as the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Read More …

Philippines: IED explosion in Basilan injures soldier, civilian

A soldier and one civilian were wounded in a roadside explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan Monday morning, April 12. In a statement, Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., commander of the Western Mindanao Command, said the Read More …

Philippines: Army destroys 48 recovered NPA IEDs in North Cotabato

The Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (39IB) here destroyed 48 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) recovered from its various operations against the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in recent months. The disposal of the IEDs took place at a secluded area of Read More …

Philippines: IED explosion kills motorcycle driver in Maguindanao

A passing motorcycle driver was killed while his backrider was rushed to a nearby hospital after a powerful explosion hit them while traversing the national road going to downtown South Upi, Maguindanao 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. Around 10:30 a.m., another improvised Read More …

Philippines: Army shows 80 guns, bombs yielded by ex-Reds in NoCot

As the Communist Party of the Philippines celebrated its 52nd founding anniversary on Saturday, the military in North Cotabato presented to the public assorted firearms surrendered by former rebels. Colonel Potenciano Camba, commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade, presented the 80 Read More …

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 Read More …

Philippines: Bombing plot foiled in Sulu

A bombing attempt in Jolo, Sulu was prevented after a concerned netizen reported an improvised explosive device (IED) made allegedly by a local terrorist, the military said Friday. The IED, which was sealed with coconut leaves, is believed to be Read More …

Phillipines: 5 landmines buried in village trail recovered

Five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the New People’s Army were recovered by soldiers of the 701st Infantry Brigade in Sitio Cambaugo, Barangay Rajah Cabungsuan, Municipality of Lingig, Surigao del Sur. Maj. Alex Alod, the civil-military operations officer of Read More …