Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bomb explodes near Cafgu detachment


DATU UNSAY, Maguindanao -- Another improvised explosive device (IED) blew up near the detachment of a Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) in sitio Kiamco, Barangay Maitumaig on Sunday afternoon.
According to Army's 6th Infantry Division Public Affairs chief Colonel Prudencio Asto, the bomb that was made from an 81mm mortar shell and planted near the road exploded around 4:20 p.m.
No one died or injured in the explosion.
Responding police and military, including the 66th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, found fragments of an 81mm mortar shell in the crime scene.
Asto believes that the bomb was intended to hurt a military convoy or local officials in Maguindanao.
Immediately before the explosion, residents saw men onboard a motorcycle stop near the area where the explosion occurred.
Authorities are still conducting investigations on the incident.
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Edgardo Fuerzas | SunStar.Com.Ph | March 12,2012 | Article Link