Another bomb attack foiled in Maguindanao
DAVAO CITY, Philippines - State security forces successfully recovered and disarmed a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao on Saturday morning, January 5, a military spokesman said.
Col Prudencio Asto, spokesman of the military’s 6th Infantry Division, said operatives of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion spotted a suspicious-looking bag in the middle of the road in Sitio Malinis, Poblacion at around 4:30 am.
Asto said the bag contained a bomb, which was fashioned from two 60-millimeter mortar rounds with an electronic detonator.
He said government troops rushed to the area and defused the bomb.
Authorities are still trying to identify the perpetrators.
The incident came a day after an IED was disarmed at the entrance of Shariff Aguak's town hall. - Rappler.com
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