Experts detonate 2 bombs



KIDAPAWAN CITY—Army experts deactivated Monday two roadside improvised explosives in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, as the government intensified its campaign against bombings in Mindanao.

Col. Dickson Hermoso, speaking for the 6th Infantry Division, said the two explosive devices were found at 9 a.m. along the national highway in Barangay Ladja, a few kilometers away from the Army’s Artillery Battalion headquarters in (village) Barangay Pigcalawan.

The bombs, fashioned from two 60-millimeter mortar cartridge with a mobile phone as trigger mechanism, were “very similar” to those used by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, which broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Residents alerted police and Army authorities about the presence of the bombs, which, Hermoso said, could be intended for passing government forces.

On Sunday night, two men set off an improvised bomb in front of a variety store in Barangay Ned, Midsayap, North Cotabato.  Edwin Fernandez, Inquirer Mindanao

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos