Improvised bomb explodes in Maguindanao, 2 soldiers wounded

Jasper Acosta, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 31 2017 03:53 PM

MAGUINDANAO – An improvised bomb exploded Friday in Barangay Nabundas, Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, leaving two soldiers wounded. 

The Maguindanao Provincial Police Office said the improvised explosive device exploded while soldiers were conducting security patrol in the area. The wounded were identified as corporals Ernie Cabrera and Abraham Aduh, both elements of the Army's 40th Infantry Battalion.

Meanwhile, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Abu Misry Mama said the 2 soldiers were wounded in an ambush and not in an explosion. 

Captain Arvin Encinas, 6th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Chief, accused the BIFF of conducting acts of harassment against the soldiers.

On Thursday morning, a soldier of the 38th Infantry Battalion was wounded in an IED explosion in Barangay Labu labu, Datu Hoffer Ampatuan also in Maguindao.