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Mindanao Armed Conflict

2 IEDs found, deactivated near Husky bus terminal in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY  – Army and police bomb experts defused Thursday dawn two suspected improvised explosive devices left near the main gate of Husky Bus terminal here.

Colonel Querubin Manalang Jr, Cotabato City police director, said the plastic bag suspected to have contained the IED and a secondary bomb in a plastic container were found at about 3:40 a.m. by the terminal security guard and alerted the police.

A police official said bomb experts found two improvised bombs fashioned from “high explosive ordnance” with mobile phone as detonating device.

Abandoned firearms of local terrorists seized 

COTABATO CITY --- Soldiers on Saturday seized four firearms left by members of a local terrorist group spotted in a secluded village in Pagalungan, Maguindanao del Sur who scampered away when they noticed soldiers approaching their location from three directions.

Army Major Gen. Alex Rillera, commander of the 6th Infantry Division, told reporters Sunday the firearms were left by men who scampered away when they noticed the personnel of the Army’s 90th Infantry Battalion approaching their location in Barangay Galakit in Pagalungan from three directions.

P100K for names, location of gunmen in murder of 2 bgy kapitan

COTABATO CITY – A lawmaker has offered P100,000 reward for anyone who provide information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects behind the murder of two village chairpersons of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat this year.

Rep. Horacio P. Suansing Jr of Sultan Kudarat second congressional district said the vital information may be relayed to the Lebak Municipal Police Station through mobile number 0995-885-5413.

The vital information includes the name, location and description of physical attributes of the perpetrators.

1 dead, 1 hurt in Kabacan ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY - NASAWI na sa ospital ang isa sa mga biktima ng pamamaril sa Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato kaninang alas 12:30 ng tanghali.

Kinilala ang nasawi na si Ronnie Somelo ng Barangay Binoligan, Kidapawan City.

Habang sumailalim naman sa operasyon ang nagmaneho ng Toyota Hilux pick up truck na si Edwin Cartagena na taga Lanao, Kidapawan City.

Nabatid na tinambangan ng riding tandem suspects ang dalawa habang bumabiyahe mula Kidapawan-Datu Montawal route. Matapos ang pamamaril, bumangga ang Toyota Hi Lux sa pader.

NIA employee, daughter survive Maguindanao ambush

DATU HOFER, Maugindanao del Sur – An employee of the National Irrigation Administration today escaped unscathed in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen in Barangay Labu-Labu here.

Personnel of the municipal police station of Datu Hofer, headed by Capt. Ramillo Serame, are still at the ambush site conducting post crime investigation.

“We are still investigating,” Serame told DXMS Radyo Bida.

Rocket Propelled Grenades, narecover ng Army sa North Cotabato

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao del Norte – Narekober ng mga sundalo ng 34th Infantry (Reliable) Battalion nitong Lunes ng umaga (Mayo 8, 2023) sa Barangay Tugal, Midsayap, nORTH Cotabato ang tatlong mga malalakas na uri ng Rocket Propelled Grenades o RPG na naiwan ng mga naglalabanang grupo dahil sa rido.

Alleged mastermind in Adiong ambush slain in Lanao Sur police op

CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao Norte  – Police operatives in Lanao del Sur on Wednesday neutralized, during law enforcement operation in the town of Maguing, the alleged mastermind on the plot to kill provincial Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr.

Colonel Robert Daculan, Lanao del Sur police provincial director, said Oscar Tacmar Capal Gandawali, leader of Gandawali Private Armed Group, was killed when he resisted arrest and briefly traded shots with police operatives at about 3 p.m. Wednesday (May 3).

Soldiers recover machine gun but missed Dawlah Islamiya leader

Military forces in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday briefly clashed with Moro extremists in Lanao del Sur and recovered a machine gun, the military said today.

But the object of military action managed to elude arrest while fighting was raging on Tuesday afternoon.

Elements of 51st Infantry Battalion missed Dawlah Islamiya-Lanao leader Abu Zacariah, the alleged highest leader of IS linked Moro extremists in Mindanao.

Soldiers were checking on intelligence reports that Zacaria, the alleged emir of IS in the Philippines, was on board a white Mitsubishi adventure.

Gunman linked to death of SAF 44 slain in Army-PNP operation in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – One of the gunmen involved in the killing of 44 police officers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in 2015 was killed during law enforcement operations in Datu Saudi Ampatuan municipality, the Army said Sunday.

Lt. Colonel Michael Glenn Manansala, 6th Infantry Battalion commander, said joint police and Army operatives were to serve a warrant of arrest against Bansir Samaon when resisted and, using his caliber .45 pistol, opened fire on state forces at about noon Friday.

4 more BIFF experts in IED fabrication yield

COTABATO CITY - Four more members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters trained in fabrication of improvised explosive devices surrendered to the Army Friday. 

They first turned in two .30 caliber Garand rifles, an M14 rifle, a bolt-action sniper rifle and explosives before they renounced their membership with the BIFF during a simple surrender rite at Camp Leono in Barangay Kalandagan in Tacurong City.

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