Sayyaf bombs engineer’s house to demand P200,000
ZAMBOANGA CITY — A day after killing two men in an ambush, Abu Sayyaf members bombed the house of the district engineer of Basilan province in what officials said was a bid to extort money.
Supt. Restituto Pangusban, Isabela City police chief, said no one was hurt in the explosion outside the house of Soler Undug, Basilan district engineer, at 9 p.m. on Thursday.
It was the third time it was targeted by the terrorists.
Undug said Abu Sayyaf was demanding protection money of up to P200,000 a month to spare government road projects in Basilan from attacks. —Julie Alipala
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