From the Philippine News Agency (Oct 24): Zambo Sur roadside bomb explosion misses joint police-military convoy
The police are conducting thorough investigation to unmask the culprits behind
the bomb explosion that missed the convoy of government authorities in the
province of Zamboanga del Sur, a top police official said Wednesday.
Zamboanga del Sur police director Senior Supt. William Manzan disclosed that
the explosion took place around 6 a.m. Tuesday in Barangay Dipili, Bayog
Manzan said that he and his personnel backed up by soldiers were on a convoy
and passing the place when suddenly a bomb exploded along the side of the road
near a military detachment.
However, Manzan, who believed they were the target, said no one was either
killed or wounded in the explosion of the improvised bomb fashioned out as
Manzan said they were on the way to the nearby Barangay Depore to assist the
Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) personnel to implement the Cease and Desist
Order against illegal miners.