1 injured in Davao bomb blast PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 November 2015 10:30

A bomb explosion rocked Davao City as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting unfolded Wednesday in capital Manila.

A man was  injured when an improvised explosive device exploded aboard a passenger van in Davao City Wednesday morning.

Davao City-based Newsdesk. Asia quoted authorities as saying they are looking at terrorism and business competition as the possible angles on the bomb attack.

Injured was the van’s conductor, Tata Besaniea.

The bomb was placed at the back of the UV Express Toyota Hi-Ace van. It went off while it was parked along Ecoland Drive, just after its passengers were dropped off near a shopping mall.

Davao City Police director Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao told reporters that the van traveled to Davao from Pikit, North Cotabato.

The bomb attack in Davao occurred after a series of grenade attacks in the town of Kabacan in North Cotabato and the city of Cotabato.

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte condemned the bomb attack and assured the public that the local government is doing everything to keep the city safe and free from terror attacks.

“Your local government is on top of it,” the state-run Philippine News Agency quoted Duterte as saying.

Police has placed the city under alert status following terror attacks in many parts of the world.

The explosion in Davao happened after a series of grenade attacks in the town of Kabacan in North Cotabato and the city of Cotabato.

All vehicles entering Davao City pass through strict inspection at the military detachment in Toril.

Duterte said the police and elements of Task Force Davao are conducting a thorough investigation and are intensifying the checkpoints inside the City and at its borders.