Army soldiers foil Maguindanao IED bombing

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COTABATO CITY: Philippine Army soldiers from the 6th Infantry Division (6th ID) in Maguindanao foiled an attempt to explode an improvised explosive device (IED) by lawless elements that could inflict serious injuries or death. Colonel Cirilito Sobejana, brigade commander of the 601st Infantry Brigade, said three powerful IEDs were left outside the Army’s 1st Mechanized Infantry Brigade detachment in Barangay Meta, Datu Unsay in Maguindanao. Witnesses said two men riding a motorcycle left the package and hurriedly left. The Army’s bomb experts from the Explosives Ordnance Division safely deactivated the IED.

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