Bomb found inside store in Isabela City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 10:46

A pipe bomb was discovered at the baggage counter of a commercial store in downtown Isabela City, Basilan province last Monday.

The homemade bomb rigged to a cell phone and hidden in a cardboard box, was found at the New Mabuhay Trading a week after it was left there by an unidentified shopper.

The discovery came after an employee noticed the unclaimed baggage and informed the store owner.

Members of the army’s anti-ordnance unit disarmed the explosive. It was not immediately known why the bomb did not explode or whether the explosive had malfunctioned.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for the foiled bombing, but extortionists and rebels are actively operating in Basilan and have been largely blamed for attacks on civilian targets. — ME