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2 bombs explode near Army headquarters in Maguindanao

/ 12:54 PM January 19, 2018

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao—-Unidentified armed men set off explosives near the headquarters of the 6th Infantry Division (ID) here Friday.

Capt. Arvin Encinas, speaking for the 6th ID, said the first explosion took place around 6:35 a.m. This was followed by another blast about 10 minutes later.

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Encinas said the explosions took place near the training school of the 6th ID but no one was injured.

The bomb attacks came in the wake of the military’s continued campaign against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao.

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While the military had not speculated on the latest bomb attacks, similar incidents attributed to the BIFF had taken place in the province in recent days.

These include the January 9 roadside bombing in Datu Unsay town, which killed a soldier.

The Datu Unsay roadside bomb attack took place two hours after the BIFF also set off a roadside bomb along the national highway in Barangay Labo-Labo in Datu Hoffer town, which injured two passersby. Edwin Fernandez INQ

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TAGS: 6th Infantry Division, Arvin Encinas, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Bomb attacks, Datu Unsay, Explosion, Maguindanao, Soldier
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