BIFF’s explosives seized in Maguindanao

Several explosives and subversive documents of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were seized in a military offensive Wednesday in Maguindanao.

Lt. Col. Edwin Alburo, 57th Infantry Battalion commander, said operating troops acted upon information tipped by a civilian of the location of an encampment of the Dawlah Islamiyah/BIFF in the area.

Soldiers seized eight improvised hand grenades and explosives, components, and subversive documents of the BIFF following a combat operation launched by the 57th Infantry “Masikap” Battalion in Barangay Pagatin 2, Shariff Saydona Mustapha.

Col. Jose Narciso, 601st Infantry Brigade commander, said the successful operation is a result of the sustained conduct of civil-military and intelligence operations and the cooperation of the local government units and the people of Maguindanao.

Military troops brought the recovered materials for safekeeping and documentation.

Clearing operations continue as troops pursue evading terrorist groups in Maguindanao.

“Troops are advancing upon their objective as deliberate offensives are escalated to repress terrorists in Maguindanao. They now penetrate enemy lairs and effect massive operations to run down and weaken the will of the terrorists,” said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command. WESTMINCOM.COM