Camp Siongco, Maguindanao – An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered yesterday afternoon (January 20) by the Army’s 40th Infantry Battalion of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) at Barangay Bagumbayan, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat.
The 40th IB acted on a report from a concerned civilian citing a suspicious object placed at a roadside in Barangay Bagumbayan.
The 40th IB troops together with the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal team scoured the area carefully and found an object wrapped in packaging tape. Troops immediately cordoned the area for the safety of the commuters and passers-by.
After the IED was safely disarmed, it was brought at 3rd EOD Coy Headquarters in Tacurong City for proper disposition and further investigation.
It was found out that the IED was made of flash powder placed inside a 1-liter plastic container.
“I commend our Joint Task Force Central troops for continuously securing the community against threat of terror and prevented another bombing attempt in Central Mindanao,” JTFC Commander Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon said.