Army's 90th IB Foils BIFF Bombing Plot in Maguindanao

Members of the Philippine Army's 90th Infantry Batallion foiled a bombing plot of the extremist group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), as they found an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inside a passenger jeepney at a checkpoint in Barangay Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Monday morning, October 1, 2018.

The discovery of the alleged IED was made by the Army, after acting on a report from a concerned civilian that the latter were planning to transport an IED. A red passenger jeepney traversing the national highway from Ganta, Kabuntalan, North Cotabato was flagged by the military personnel and found the suspected IED.

The civilian tipster said that Kamsali Taguitikan and Rasol, under Karialan faction of the BIFF, are planning to transport the IED from the marshy area of Brgy Palongoguen in Midsayap, North Cotabato to conduct terror attack in Cotabato City.

After the discovery of the IED, elements of 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of the Army immediately arrived in the area and safely disrupted the IED. Recovered during the incident in the scene were one 81mm, one 60mm, 2 batteries (dry cell), 1 roll electrical tape, and wires.

"After the bombings in Isulan, General Santos City, and Midsayap, I instructed the men of our Joint Task Force Central to be on heightened alert to prevent more bombing attacks in Central Mindanao," said JTF Commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana.

The Commander also commended the troops for their fast action and successfully intercepted the BIFF planned bombing attacks in Cotabato City.

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Army's 90th IB Foils BIFF Bombing Plot in Maguindanao Army's 90th IB Foils BIFF Bombing Plot in Maguindanao Reviewed by Phil Newsome on October 01, 2018 Rating: 5
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