2 explosions rock east coast of Zamboanga City; no one hurt
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two explosions rocked the east coast of the city on Wednesday but there had been no reports of injuries, the military said.
Colonel Juvymax Uy, commander of the Task Force Zamboanga, said the explosion came minutes apart and took place in Barangay Muti between 11:30 a.m. and 11:40 a.m.
The explosions occurred along the highway, he said.
Inspector Dahlan Samuddin of the local police said the two blasts took place near Army detachments in the village.
“No one was hurt or wounded in the two explosions and these explosions took place about 60 kilometers away from the city proper,” Uy said.
He said that in one of the blast sites, fragments of suspected mortar shell and a cellular phone had been recovered, indicating that it had been remotely detonated.
Superintendent Luisito Magnaye, the city police director, said they were still conducting further investigation as of Wednesdayafternoon.
Uy said the identities and motives of those who planted the improvised explosive devices remained unknown as of posting time. SFM
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