Militants blew up the personal guard of the President of the Philippines Duterte

Боевики подорвали личную охрану президента Филиппин Дутерте

Personal protection of the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte attacked on the eve of his visit to the South of the country, in the city of Marawi, according to Agence France-Presse, citing the statement of the President and the armed forces.

As reported by Duterte, a detachment of his bodyguards, in advance, who arrived at the scene of the visit, suffered from an improvised explosive device.

“But I will go there. I was advised to postpone the visit, but I said no. We’ll go the same route, if there is opportunity,” he said, speaking in a military camp in the North of the Philippines.

According to the Philippine army, injured seven bodyguards of the President and two local soldiers. Among the civilians there were no injuries.

According to the representative of the armed forces Restituto Padilla, the attack is likely to stand the fighters terrorist Islamist group “Mouth”, which operates in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Now the government forces carried out in the province of southern Lanao massive operation against approximately 300 militants “Mouth”, which recaptured part of the city Both captured from them after the attack in February this year.

Previously, “the Mouth,” said the Alliance with the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).