CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao (PNA) – Government troops discovered a hideout of the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Ampatuan town on Friday afternoon.
In a report, Lt. Col. Omar Orozco, commander of the Army’s Second Mechanized Infantry Battalion (MIB), said the BIFF lair was discovered by patrolling soldiers in Sitio Talpok, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan.
“The camp can accommodate some 50 persons,” he said.
Found in the camp were three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) with accessories, assorted ammunition, a handheld radio, and a bag with personal belongings.
“Military bomb disposal experts immediately deactivated the IEDs and took it to safety,” he said.
Maj. Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s Sixth Infantry Division where the 2MIB belongs, lauded the troops for a job well done.
He vowed to sustain the focused military operation against the BIFF terror group operating in the province.