COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao, Philippines — Police and military personnel blocked on Friday the transport of an improvised bomb by a suspected member of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao province.
The courier, identified as Alimudin Unggala, was driving a bomb-laden motorcycle in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town when he was flagged down at a joint police and Army checkpoint in Barangay Madia on Friday afternoon.
Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu, police director in the Bangsamoro region, said Unggala appeared restless and tried to evade the checkpoint, raising suspicion among the authorities.
When searched, the soldiers and police officers discov…
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