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Two improvised bombs recovered, defused in Maguindanao

August 20, 2019

An improvised explosive device was recovered following an explosion in Maguindanao on Monday night.

Maj. Arvin Encinas, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said an improvised bomb exploded at the vicinity of Barangay Poblacion, Datu Anggal Midtimbang around 7:25pm.

The military requested for a bomb disposal team, which discovered and disrupted the second improvised explosive.

"Responding troops from 31st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team contained at 10:30 pm said improvised explosive found in the area of explosion in Barangay Poblacion along Tacurong-Cotabato City main supply route," Encinas said.

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, lauded  government troops on the successful disposal of the improvised bombs.

"The prompt response of our ground forces led to the successful disruption of said improvised explosive," he said.

"Proactive measures will be made to thwart any terror ploys of lawless groups in the area,” he added. Robina Asido/DMS