2 explosions hit Cotabato-A A +A
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
COTABATO CITY (Updated 2:50 p.m.) -- Two explosions rocked Cotabato City along the Sinsuat Avenue while Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo was about to pass by that highway.
Radio reports said the first explosion occurred along Sinsuat in front of Notre Dame Hospital around 12:10 p.m. and the second explosion at 12:15 p.m.
Nobody was reported injured in the incident.
Cotabato City Police Director Roberto Badian said that two improvised explosive devices were planted 20 meters apart beside the road.
Police earlier believed that the convoy of Robredo was the target of the blast.
However, Badian was quick to state that Robredo was not the target of the explosion.
He said they are looking into roadside bombing.
In a television interview, Robredo refused to speculate, saying, "We would rather wait for the results of the investigation."
He said: “I did not even pass it, the convoy decided to take another route.”
Robredo is supposed to attend a forum for the installation of the officers-in-charge of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Police are conducting further investigation to find out the motive of the incident. (Sunnex)