2 soldiers injured by bomb blast in North Cotabato
More News from Edwin Fernandez
More News from Inquirer Mindanao
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato—Two soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device exploded near an Army outpost in Barangay (village) Nabalawag here early Friday morning.
Superintendent Renante delos Reyes, Midsayap police chief, said the IED, which went off near the detachment of the 40th Infantry Battalion, was fashioned from a 60-millimeter mortar shell fitted with a cell phone as trigger mechanism.
Delos Reyes identified one of the injured soldiers only as Sergeant Capol, who was in critical condition at a local hospital.
Friday’s blast was the fifth explosion here this August and, as in previous incidents, Delos Reyes said the police suspected that guerrillas of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were behind it.
Rebel groups in Mindanao continue to use explosives against government forces.
Last week, one person was killed while another one was injured when communist rebels detonated a landmine in Paquibato district in Davao City.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. 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