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Patrol car damaged as IED goes off in Maguindanao town

/ 12:20 PM November 23, 2016

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao—A patrol car of the Datu Odin Sinsuat town police was damaged when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off along the national highway here on Tuesday evening.

None of the patrol car’s passengers were injured in the explosion set off by still unidentified men near the headquarters of the Army’s Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Barangay (village) Satan here.

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Inspector Rasul Pandulo, the Maguindanao police spokesperson, said the IED—fashioned from powder explosives and packed with nails—was set off around 9 p.m.

No one has claimed responsibility for the roadside bombing incident, Pandulo said.

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In recent days, bombs also went off along the Maguindanao portion of the Cotabato-General Santos City.

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters had owned up to some of the explosions. RAM

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