Bomb scare hits Isabela PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 October 2014 11:48

After the two recent bomb blasts and a foiled bomb attempt, the city of Isabela in Basilan is now confronted with bomb scare.

Isabela City residents are now always suspicious of any abandoned bags, boxes or similar items.

Last Saturday night, Army Special Forces soldiers led by Anthony Abay called up the police station to report a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) which was discovered by the owner of Polinar Store inside the establishment.

Police and army bomb experts used water disruptor to disarm the suspected bomb, but the result was negative. The suspected baggage contained personal belongings.

Initial investigation disclosed that the said baggage was left inside the store around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The store owner decided to carry and move the baggage outside, but became suspicious because it was heavy which prompted him to call for assistance. The police K9 unit arrived and assessed the baggag. There was an indication that it might be an explosive, but the disruption process proved otherwise. —  Richard Falcatan