4 cops cheat death in Bukidnon bomb blast
ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Philippines — Four police officers cheated death in an explosion of an improvised bomb Tuesday in Cabanglasan town in Bukidnon province.
Col. Roel L. Lami-ing, chief of the Bukidnon Police Provincial office, said the officers, members of the Cabanglasan Municipal Police Station, were aboard a patrol car going to Barangay Cabuloha. They were going to investigate a grenade attack that took place there on Monday night. The attack injured two cops at a quarantine checkpoint.
As they go to a place somewhere between Barangay Mandaing and Barangay Anlugan, at around 11 a.m., a bomb hidden among some plants exploded.
No one was hurt among the police officers, and they were able to fire at several men who fled towards a creek in Barangay Mandaing.
Lami-ing suspects that the perpetrators are New People’s Army rebels.
Immediately after the blast, Lami-ing deployed two teams to pursue the fleeing perpetrators.
Other police stations were also alerted and ordered to help in the pursuit operations.
Lami-ing said investigators had also coordinated with the military regarding the incident.
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