Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Troops foil deadly terror attack in Cotabato

(philstar.com) Updated November 16, 2009 09:01 PM

DAVAO, Philippines (Xinhua) - Philippine security forces foiled a deadly terror attack Monday in the volatile southern Philippines.

Troops have recovered and defused an improvised pipe-type bomb attached to a mobile phone which was planted by suspected Muslim separatist rebels in front of bus depot in the southern city of Cotabato at around 09:00 a.m., said city police Chief Senior Superintendent Willie Dangane.

Dangane said witnesses who saw motorcycle-riding men left a blue bag containing the bomb immediately informed police.

No one group claimed for the foiled attack but the Philippine military blamed rouge Muslim rebels in previous incidents.

In July this year, six people were killed and over 50 wounded when a homemade bomb exploded outside a Roman Catholic Church in Cotabato.
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