ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least three army soldiers were injured in a roadside bombing on Saturday in the province of Maguindanao in the Muslim autonomous region in southern Philippines, officials said.
Army Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson for the 6th Infantry Division, said the blast hit a military truck transporting members of the 40th Infantry Battalion in the village of Timbangan in Shariff Aguak town.
“An IED (improvised explosive device) exploded in the village, apparently targeting one M35 truck loaded with troops of the 40th Infantry Battalion, and three of our troopers were injured,” she told The Manila Times without giving the names of the injured soldiers.
Petinglay said they are still investigating on the motive of the bombing and who carried out the attack as no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
However, she said that security forces are pursuing the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao.