By Noel Punzalan
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao
Government troops discovered on Friday a bomb-making factory of the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the Maguindanao town of Ampatuan, an Army official said.
Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, the Army’s 6th Infantry Division commander, said soldiers belonging to the Army’s 1st Mechanized Battalion discovered the bomb-making factory around noontime in the interior of Sitio Tapok, Barangay Salman of the municipality.
Recovered from the makeshift factory were one round of 105mm unexploded Howitzer cannon ordnance, a 60mm mortar projectile, bomb-making components, and propaganda materials.
“The troops immediately coordinated with the EOD team for proper dispositive action,” Uy told reporters here.
On Sept. 22, soldiers also overrun a lair of the BIFF in Barangay Saniag of the same municipality.
Uy said military operations against the BIFF radicals in the province are ongoing “without letup”. (PNA)