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IED found, detonated in Cotabato City on day 1 of filing of COC

Local News • 03:00 AM Tue Oct 13, 2015
Ferdinandh Cabrera
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COTABATO CITY -- Police and Army bomb experts today foiled a bombing attempt on the first day of filing of certificates of candidacy. Police said an improvised bomb was found and detonated by Army bomb experts at past 12 noon Monday in the interior portion of Pansacala, Barangay Rosary Heights Mother, Cotabato City.Quoting a report from police bomb experts, Senior Supt. Rex Anongos, city police director, said the IED was made of a 60 mm mortar with mobile phone as triggering device.Police are still investigating the incident.He could not say if the IED was intended for anyone of those who filed certificates of candidacy today.A bomb expert said they were forced to detonate the IED since it was live and may explode any time.Residents in Barangay Rosary Heights Mother heard a loud explosion at 12:45 when bomb experts set off the explosive.

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