Close  

3 students hurt as bomb explodes in Cotabato City college

/ 09:22 AM April 05, 2016

COTABATO CITY — Three students were injured when an improvised explosive device went off inside the premier college here, police said Tuesday.

The IED made of flash powder, cut nails and a triggering device, was planted and set off at 11 p.m. Monday beneath the grandstand of the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) here where a band competition was held earlier.

ADVERTISEMENT

Injured were Neil Barasbaras Borja, 20; Dondon Jumalon Bangis, 25; and Tyrone Sunico Jore, all residents of the Notre Dame Avenue, Cotabato City. They sustained injuries in various parts of their legs.

Police investigation showed the victims were preparing to leave the venue after the competition when the IED exploded.

FEATURED STORIES

Witnesses told police they saw a few men roaming around and under the grandstand before the blast.

Police were seeking the CCTV footage of CCSPC management as part of the investigation process.

Mayor Japal Guiani Jr. said he has directed the police to intensify the investigation and also increase police visibility in major city streets following the incident and the rash of shooting incidents here.  SFM

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Acts of terror, battle of bands, blast injuries, Bombing, bombing casualties, CCSPC, Cotabato City, Cotabato City Police Office, Cotabato City State Polytechnic College, Crime, crime victims, Dondon Jumalon Bangis, Explosion, Improvised explosive device, Japal Guiani Jr., Local authorities, Local Governments, mayor, Mayor Japal Guiani Jr., Neil Barasbaras Borja, news, Police, police investigation, Regions, Students, Tyrone Sunico Jore
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.