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6 hurt in Cotabato bomb blast

/ 08:04 AM December 29, 2016

COTABATO CITY – A powerful improvised explosive device (IED) set off by still unidentified men along a highway in Aleosan, North Cotabato, injured six persons, the Army said Thursday.

Colonel Edgar delos Reyes, 34th Infantry Battalion commander, said the IED exploded at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday by the roadside in Barangay Pagangan.

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Six men on board a hauler truck that happened to pass by were slightly injured, police said.

Hurt were Amerol Musa Tantos, Hanep Alipa Ayon,Yahya Kasan, Pahmi Daya Diamla, Johary Amerol and Salman Tahir.

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The blast also partly damaged a wooden electric post of the North Cotabato Electric Cooperative.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which happened about 25 kilometers from Midsayap, also in North Cotabato – where a Christmas Eve grenade attack injured 17 persons. CBB/rga

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