Combined military and MILF forces recovered Monday two improvised explosive devices in a clearing operation in Maguindanao.
Troops recovered two explosives and several components at Sitios Dungguan and Dama Kayo in Barangay Kalumamis, Guindulungan at 4am on April 13.
Soldiers of the 7th Infantry Battalion brought the improvised explosives to the battalion's tactical command post at 11:40am yesterday.
Said troops subsequently coordinated with the Explosive Ordnance Battalion for proper identification, evaluation, and disposal of the recovered explosives.
Maj. Gen Diosdado Carreon, Joint Task Force Central commander, said military troops continue to secure the area against lawless groups in the midst of the implemented community quarantine in Mindanao.
"Security forces keep guard against hostile groups who may threaten and take advantage of the situation to disrupt the security in the area," said Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the Western Mindanao Command.
"We sustain security operations as measures to preempt terror ploys and neutralize implements of hostilities in the area," he added.
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