Army discovers BIFF lair in Maguindanao, IEDs recovered

Government troops discovered a hideout of the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on October 2, 2020.

SEIZED. The terror items recovered by Army troopers from a hideout of the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Friday (Oct. 2, 2020). The BIFF items included three homemade bombs aimed at killing and slowing down pursuing military troopers against them in the interiors of the province. (Photo courtesy of 2MIB)

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In a report, Lt. Col. Omar Orozco, commander of the Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MIB), said the BIFF lair was discovered by patrolling soldiers in Sitio Talpok, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan.

“The camp can accommodate some 50 persons,” he said.

Found in the camp were three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with accessories, assorted ammunition, a handheld radio, and a bag with personal belongings.

“Military bomb disposal experts immediately deactivated the IEDs and took it to safety,” he said.

Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division where the 2MIB belong, lauded the troops for a job well done.

He vowed to sustain the focused military operation against the BIFF terror group operating in the province. (Noel Punzalan, PNA) 

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