Army foils bombing attempt in Sultan Kudarat town
MANILA, Philippines – An army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team foiled on Friday evening, February 19, a bombing attempt at a public market in the town of President Quirino in Sultan Kudarat.
According to Police Inspector Badrudin Esmael, chief of police of the municipal police station, his office received a report from concerned citizens about an unattended baggage outside Edmund Hair Salon located at the public market in Barangay Poblacion.
Police immediately responded and confirmed the presence of a suspected improvised explosive device (IED). After clearing and cordoning off the area, the police sought the help of the EOD team of Tacurong City's Task Force Talakudong.
The EOD team confirmed that the baggage contained an IED and immediately detonated it around 7:35 pm Friday. The Tacurong City police station took custody of the recovered IED for safekeeping.
No one was hurt in the incident, considered the first of its kind in the town's recent history. – Rappler.com