Thursday, March 7, 2013

2 bombs found in N. Cotabato

From InterAksyon (Mar 7): 2 bombs found in N. Cotabato

Two powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered along the highway in M’lang town in North Cotabato, around 730 p.m., Wednesday, police official said.

Inspector Rolando Dillera, deputy chief of police of M’lang, said both IEDs were fashioned from a 60-mm mortar with blasting cap, detonating cord, and a clock as triggering device.

Dillera said a balut vendor informed them of the suspicious package left in front of a restaurant on M.H. Del Pilar Street in Poblacion, M’lang.

The vendor told authorities minutes before the recovery, an unidentified male person left the package just few feet away from a concrete road pavement along the highway and after which, the suspect rode on a vehicle and sped away.

“There were at least two persons that were seen around the place minutes before the vendor found the package,” said Dillera.

An hour later, elements of the Explosives and Ordnance Disposal Team of the Army arrived and secured the IEDs.

Dillera said the bombs recovered in M’lang town looked like the explosives recovered and defused last January in Kidapawan City.

“But we have yet to find out as to who might be behind the planting of these bombs,” said Dillera.

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