IED explodes in Shariff Aguak

Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 22 2016 09:42 AM

MAGUINDANAO - An improvised explosive device went off in the vicinity of Barangay Satan, Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao at 7:15 a.m Thursday.

1st Mechanized Battalion commander LTC Lauro Oliveros said the improvised bomb exploded just a few moments after 61st Division Reconnaissance Company personnel aboard a military vehicle passed the area.

Government troops immediately secured the area and temporarily prevented motorists from passing Cotabato-Gensan road.

Commuters were allowed to pass the area after an hour of thorough inspection and clearing operation.

A post blast investigation is being conducted to identify the components of the IED.

Authorities have yet to identify the perpetrators of the incident.