(OUTSIDE PNP JOLO CAMP) Police tag Abus behind twin blast: 9 cops, 5 civilians hurt PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 May 2015 14:04

By DAN TORIBIO

Police suspect bomb makers of the Abu Sayyaf were behind Friday night’s blasts that injured at least 14 people in a police camp in Jolo, Sulu.

Sulu police said Saturday that two Abu Sayyaf members left an improvised explosive outside the police camp and two others threw a grenade near a mosque there.

They said their initial findings showed IED makers Muammar Askali and Edimar Isnain left a black bag containing the IED beside a sari-sari store at Gate 2 of Camp Julasirim Kasim in Barangay Asturias.

Nidil Bali and Alkam Hadjail lobbed the grenade near the mosque, they added.

The report said Muammar and Edimar were seen at Sitio Tigbao in Barangay Asturias on a Suzuki motorcycle at 5:30 p.m. Friday, heading for Sitio 477.

A week ago, Muammar and Edimar bought two 81-mm dud ammunition from a civilian in Barangay Buhanginan in Patikul town supposedly to make an IED.

Nine policemen and five civilians including minors were wounded in the two explosions

The first explosion around 7:30 p.m. injured Sildaya Imbay, 38, married, her children Alrasheed Imbay, 11, Arsheeda Imbay, 7, Faujiya Mudah, 12 and Yvonie Aya-ay, 22.

Ten minutes later, while policemen were conducting ocular inspection at the blast site, another explosion from an improvised explosive device (IED) rocked the place injuring Sr. Insp. Jeremy Dogao, SPO1 Johny Wahi, PO1 Tantunf Muksan, SPO1 Benhar Ladjamalik, SAF members; PO2 Emmanuel Abin, PO1 Hinaro Accad, PO1 Elorde Alem, PO1 Al-Aziz Sakilan and PO1 Mark Tulavan.

The victims were rushed to the hospital and most of them were later brought to  this city for treatment.- Dan toribio