Seven Injured In Southern Philippine Explosion

Seven Injured In Southern Philippine Explosion

MANILA, Philippines, Sept 7 (NNN-PNA) – At least seven people were injured, after an improvised bomb exploded on Saturday (today), in the southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat.

Police said, the improvised explosive device went off at around 7.00 a.m. in front of a market, along a highway in Isulan, provincial capital of Sultan Kudarat.

“The suspected IED was placed at a motorcycle terminal, in front of the public market,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Junie Buenacosa, of the Isulan police, said.

No other details were made available to the media, as government security forces rushed to the scene to investigate.

Last year, two successive bombings rocked Isulan that claimed the lives of five people and injured 45 others.

In Apr this year, another home-made bomb went off in front of a chicken barbecue stall, in the same stretch of the national highway.

Police and military authorities blamed the Daesh-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), for the past bombing attacks.– NNN-PNA


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