Bomb found after Duterte left Cotabato City safely defused - PNP | Inquirer News
Close  

Bomb found after Duterte left Cotabato City safely defused – PNP

/ 10:57 PM October 30, 2016
An example of an improvised explosive device used in Mindanao bombings (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

An example of an improvised explosive device used in Mindanao bombings (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

COTABATO CITY – Hours after President Duterte left this city where he launched anti-poverty programs for Mindanao, police and military bomb experts here recovered, and safely defused an improvised explosive device from the house of a suspect in the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing.

Supt. Romeo Galgo Jr., speaking for the Police Regional Office 12, said the discovery of an 81-mm mortar complete with triggering devices (battery and mobile phone) came after the Cotabato City police office received an information about a suspected IED in the house of Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil alias Datu Boi in Barangay Rosary Heights 7 here.

ADVERTISEMENT

Immediately, the bomb disposal unit went to the area, found the IED and safely defused it.

“It’s good the information was relayed timely to the police, it saved lives and properties,” Galgo told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. “It would have been bloody had it landed in the wrong hands,” he added.

FEATURED STORIES

Chenikandiyil was one of the four suspects arrested in early Saturday morning joint operations inside the Southern Philippines Development Authority (SPDA) compound in Barangay Tamontaka, along Ilang-Ilang Street, Cotabato City.

Beside Chenikandiyil, the police also arrested Jackson Mangulamas Usi alias Abu Mansor/Jam; Zack Villanueva Lopez alias Haron; and Ansan Abdulla Mamasapano alias Abu Hamsa, all Cotabato City-based members of Maute terror group.

Galgo said the IED was safely deactivated using water disruptor at 10 p.m. Saturday.

The recovery of THE IED came hours after President Duterte visited and left the city where he launched anti-poverty programs.

Police and military authorities said information was verified by follow-up operations made after the arrest last Oct. 4 of the three suspects in the Davao City bombing incident, namely, TJ Tagadaya Macabalang, Wendel Factural, and Musaili Mustapha.

The Davao City bombing left 15 dead and at least 60 others injured after the suspect detonated a powerful improvised bomb at the Davao City nigh market.

With the arrest of four, the Davao bombing suspects now in government custody rose to seven. Police earlier said a dozen individuals were involved in the Davao bombing.  SFM

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

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, bomb disposal unit, Bombing, bombing attempt, Cotabato City, Crime, Davao City bombing, defusing a bomb, Improvised explosive device, law enforcement, Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil, Philippine National Police, Philippine president, Police Regional Office 12, Rodrigo Duterte, Romeo Galgo Jr.
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2021 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.