5 BIFF men arrested in Maguindanao

Sultan Kudarat, Philippines  — Government forces raided a marshland village in Maguindanao at dawn Friday, arresting five members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and seizing three firearms from them. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB) commander, said joint military and police elements, backed by armored personnel carriers, carried …