Philippine Military: Suspected IS-linked Militant with Improvised Bombs Arrested

Soldiers recovered 16 pipe bombs and arrested an Islamic State-linked militant in a follow-up operation in the southern Philippines, after security forces killed three men, including two foreigners, as they allegedly tried to launch a bomb attack using suicide vests, Read More …

Another 500lb UXO to be detonated in Marawi, Philippines

The Army Engineers’ Explosive Ordnance and Disposal (EOD) team will detonate another 500-pound unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the weekend, according to Lt. Col. Elmer Oamil, deputy commander of Joint Task Group Builder and commander of the 553rd Engineer Battalion based in Marawi Read More …

Philippines: Blast hits outside Sulu mayor’s house

An explosion struck outside the house of Pangutaran, Sulu Mayor Asri Taib in Barangay Canelar Moret, Zamboanga City on Thursday morning (October 24). According to Western Mindanao Command (WESMINCOM) Spokesperson Maj. Arvin Encinas, it was only a minor explosion with no casualties Read More …

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 Read More …

3 improvised explosives believed to be meant for dynamite fishing recovered in waters off a Mactan Island resort, Philippines

Scuba divers who volunteered in the coastal and ocean clean-up drive organized by Maribago Bluewater Resort on Mactan Island found three homemade explosives during the activity held on Saturday morning, September 21. Erik Monsanto, the resort’s marketing and communication manager, Read More …

Abu Sayyaf bomb expert killed in clash in southern Philippines

Philippine security forces have killed a Abu Sayyaf terror group’s bomb expert in a clash in a remote village in southern Philippine province Sulu, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. Maj. Arvin Encinas, the spokesperson of the Philippine military’s Western 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 …