Boy killed, 7 injured in Isulan bomb explosion
ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat — Unidentified men set off another improvised bomb here that killed an 18-year-old boy and injured seven other people, police said on Sunday.
Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for police in Region 12, said the improvised bomb exploded just outside Prince internet café along Valdez Street in Barangay Kalawag 2 at 7:28 p.m.
Eight people, many of whom sustained leg injuries, were rushed to the Sultan Kudarat provincial hospital, according to an initial police report.
One of the victims, 18-year-old Jan Mark Palencia Lupa, died from his injuries, Gonzales said.
One of the other victims was in critical condition, he said.
Gonzales said police scene of the crime operatives were working at the blast site.
Sunday’s bombing came after a man set off a powerful improvised bomb along rows of used-clothing stores in Barangay Kalawag 3 on Aug. 28 that left three people dead and 36 injured.
The bombing came while the town was celebrating its foundation anniversary and Hamungaya Festival.
Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangudadatu has offered a P1-million reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of the Aug. 28 bombers.
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