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Explosion outside home of Basilan engineer; no one hurt – police

/ 08:43 AM February 02, 2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits set off an explosive outside the house of a government engineer in Basilan on Thursday evening.

But Isabela City police chief Supt. Restituto Pangusban said no one was harmed in the 9 p.m. explosion that took place outside the house of Basilan district engineer Soler Undug on Purok Yakal in Barangay San Rafael in Isabela City.

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Pangusban said it was fortunate the bomb exploded outside the concrete fence of Undug’s house and did not hit anyone.

“No casualty or injuries recorded during the incident,” Pangusban said.

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“Post-blast investigators conducted investigation and recovered parts of a battery pack for a cellular phone, base of a possible pipe bomb, parts of cellular phone keypad, shattered pieces of GI pipe, and shattered parts of cellular phone screen,” he also said. /kga

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