CLEARING OPERATIONS | Explosive devices found in Saduc, Marawi

Joint Task Force Marawi, 21 July 2017 – Two pieces of improvised explosive devices (IED) were discovered by government troops while clearing operations were being conducted in Marawi City.

The IEDs were placed inside a house near a parked government troops van along Marohom Street, Barangay Saduc, Marawi City at around 4:45PM on July 20, 2017.

Initial investigations show that the house where the IEDs were found “might have been used by the Maute terrorist group in assembling IEDs,” said Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, Spokesperson of Joint task Force Marawi.

“There is also presence of other IED materials such as handheld radios and wires,” Lt. Col. Herrera said.

The discovered IEDs were turned over to a tactical unit for proper disposition.

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