CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Six more improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were discovered by the operating troops in Brgy Pamalian, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao on November 30, 2019.
The 5th Special Forces Battalion, while continuously clearing the area from the terror groups who have scampered away discovered IEDs in Sitio Diate of Barangay Pamalian.
The IEDs found were made from two 81mm mortar rounds (unexploded ordnance), three 60mm mortar rounds (unexploded ordnance), and one rocket propelled grenade warhead (unexploded ordnance).
“Our ground troops under the 601st Infantry Brigade will continue to scour the areas of engagement for the remnants of the terrorists. They intentionally left those IEDs to harm our troops who are continuously pursuing them,” Maj. Gen. Diosdado C. Carreon, Commander of Joint Task Force Central, said.
The demolition team of 5th SFBn successfully defused the IEDs and brought it to the 33rd Infantry Battalion Tactical Command Post for safekeeping.