Authorities Foil New Bombing Attempt In MindanaoJanuary 4, 2008 at 6:14 pm | Posted in 1 | Leave a comment
Officials said the bomb, placed inside a doughnut box, was left near the Notre Dame University. Police said a witness saw a man left the box on a sidewalk and hurriedly took a passenger jeep.
The witness, who was suspicious of the man, informed the police about the box which turned to contain an improvised explosive device.
“The bomb was immediately detonated,” one police officer told the Mindanao Examiner.
The discovery of the bomb came barely a day after an IED, planted at pub in Cotabato City, exploded and killed a woman and injured seven people. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing.
It was unknown if the attack or the foiled bombing had anything to do with the capture of a local militant whose group called al-Khobar is blamed by authorities for the spate of bombings and extortion activities in Mindanao.
Security forces arrested Tony Nur, believed to be a nom de guerre, in Maguindanao province on Thursday. Nur was tagged as behind the series of attacks in Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces, including the spate of bombings in Kidapawan City.