Army seizes suspected shabu and IED from ISIS-inspired local terrorist group

October 8, 2017 - 6:20 PM
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A member of the explosives and ordnance division points to some of the IED components retrieved from the target site. HANDOUT PHOTO FROM PHIL. ARMY

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Combat strike operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines resulted in the arrest of 20 armed local terrorists and the seizure of suspected shabu and components of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the boundary of So. Simboloy, Brgy Kuden, Talitay and Brgy Brar, Datu Anggal Midtimbang, all of Maguindanao, on Saturday (October 07, 2017).

The combined troops of the 19th Infantry Battalion and 6th Infantry Battalion IB responded to a report on the presence of “ISIS-inspired” local terrorist group.

The successful operation was a result of the focused and intensified military operation against local terror groups in Central Mindanao and the campaign against illegal drugs, Major General Dela Vega, said.