Grenade explodes at Isabela City gas station PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:39

A day after a bomb attack was foiled, a grenade was lobbed and explode at a gasoline station in Isabela City, Basilan Monday night.

Nobody was wounded, but the grenade explosion caused minor to the gasoline station.

Police said the grenade was lobbed by unidentified persons aboard a motorcycle.

Explosive and ordance experts gathered some pieces of evidences atthe blast scene as investigation continued to determine the identities of the grenade thrower.

Officials have doubled up security forces in Isabela City, after a bomb attack was foiled Sunday.

The Basilan provincial peace and order council convened Monday morning to tackle security concerns including bomb attacks that have recently rocked the city of Lamitan, and the bombing attempt on Sunday in Isabela.

The council meeting had police and army officials discuss security measures including checkpoints on strategic places and the fielding of additional forces to secure commercial centers and crowded areas.

A police report said a “concerned citizen” called on Sunday to report the presence of a suspicious motorcycle parked along Roxas Avenue, where Army and police explosive experts retrieved a cooking pot containing an improvised explosive device (IED) on top of a parked Honda XRM motorcycle.

Police said the bomb experts used a water disruptor in disarming the IED at an isolated spot away from the crowd.

Police said the IED is made up  of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (anfo), a mobile phone, a 9 bolt battery snap connector, solid wire two resistors and an improvised electric blasting cap.

The two bomb blasts in Lamitan City toppled power lines, and third was retrieved and disarmed.