Bomb exploded outside Isabela mayor’s house PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 15 December 2013 16:52

A bomb exploded outside the residence of Isabela City Mayor Cherrylyn Akbar in Barangay Sunrise early yesterday.morning, throwing the entire neighborhood in panic.

A police report disclosed that the bomb attack occurred around 2 a.m.

Police said the impact of the blast caused a crater about 2 feet near the fence of Mayor Akbar’s house.

Bomb experts retrieved fragments and debris at the blast site to examine and determine what kind of bomb was used by unidentified bombers.

No one was hurt in the explosion.

About five minutes before the bomb attack, an explosive device was recovered at Triple R Videoke House in the same barangay.

The IED was discovered by Arnold Castro, a cook of the said videoke bar.

A police report said the recovered explosive device was made of an 81mm shell and other bomb components.

Men of the Explosive Ordnance Division of Regional Public Safety Battalion 9, 54SAC of PNP SAF and Special Forces, Philippine Army rushed to said place and conducted safety retrieval of the bomb.

While bomb experts and other lawmen were retrieving the explosive, a bomb exploded outside Akbar’s house.

Police were still working on the case. – Dan Toribio Jr.