Group behind Naia bomb try bitter at gov’t tack vs China – NBI
MANILA, Philippines–The group behind the attempt to blast a car inside the Ninoy Aquino Internal Airport (NAIA) is dismayed at the government’s moves against China conflict in the Spratly Islands, sources from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Monday.
Sources said aside from the explosive device, the NBI was able to obtain a manifesto showing the group’s other targets – SM Mall of Asia, DMCI main office, Chinese Embassy and other Chinese operated establishments.
DMCI was earlier subjected to an investigation for allegedly employing undocumented Chinese nationals in Calaca power plant.
One of the arrested suspects said the group’s plan was not to bomb Naia but Chinese operated offices.
The sources said the part of the group’s plan was to plant an improvised bomb inside the toilet of SM MOA, which would be padlocked “so no civilian will get hurt.”
The improvised explosive device was mostly made from banned firecrackers such as “Goodbye Philippines” that were wrapped around bottles filled with gasoline. It was placed inside a Toyota Revo with plate number WMK 129.
The vehicle was intercepted at around 1 a.m. Monday.
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