AFP unfazed by BIFF IED attacks

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AFP unfazed by BIFF IED attacks

MANILA, Feb. 4 (PNA) — No matter how many IED (improvised explosive device) attacks the “Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters” (BIFF) remnants will attempt on military units conducting clearing operations in Maguindanao, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Tuesday said it will continue performing its mandate until all the brigands are accounted for.

“It is expected that remnants of (the) BIFF will continue (to commit) a lot of their atrocities, it is very important that the presence of troops for clearing operation continue even after the termination of operation,” AFP public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said.

The military made this statement after suspected IED exploded around 2:05 p.m. Tuesday at a convoy composed of Simba AFVs and heavy trucks from the 12th Mechanized Company and 46th Infantry Battalion in Barangay Tuka, Mamasapano town, Maguindanao perpetrated by alleged BIFF remnants.

No casualties were reported.

Zagala said two media teams, following at a safe distance, were all unharmed.

“We advised civilians most especially media who are there to cover to be careful in their coverages in the province as the IEDs are not just aimed at AFP and Philippine National Police (PNP) troops but anyone may be hit by its reach,” he noted.

“Pressure from the presence of AFP in the area definitely will help in diminishing their activities. First part of our operation is deny them of safe havens such as their four camps and their ability to plan and launch attacks in safe havens are big factor,” he said. (PNA)
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http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=1&sid&nid=1&rid=612557

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