IED explodes inside New Bilibid Prison

Rambo Talabong
IED explodes inside New Bilibid Prison

(UPDATED) An explosion hits the New Bilibid Prison's Maximum Security Compound Friday morning

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP)’s Maximum Security Compound on Friday, October 11.

“An explosion has occurred at quadrant 4, Maxsecom (Maximum Security Compound), NBP,” the police report from Taguig police read. The explosion occurred at around 10 am.

After the explosion, police deployed explosive and ordnance and K9 teams to the area.

During the validation, they found in the area 2 hand grenades and 2 blasting caps inside shanties beside the explosion site.

The explosion site was near the incarceration area of extremist convicts such as members of the Abu Sayyaf Group, the Maute Group, the Islamic State, Rajah Suleiman Group, Jimaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. –

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.