Village chief’s house bombed, 3 hurt

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Monday, January 27, 2014


THREE people including two children were wounded in an explosion at the house of a village official in Zamboanga City, the police reported Monday.

Police Station 6 Chief Felixberto Martinez said the blast took place at the residence of Hadji Attang Mohammad Nur around 2:15 a.m. Sunday at Flordeliz Drive, Kilometer 8 in the village of Mampang.

Nur is the village chief of Tigtabon, an island village 8.5 kilometers east off Zamboanga City.

The three victims were identified as Salma Akbar, 18, and two other children aged eight and nine. The nine-year-old victim is the daughter of Nur.

Investigation showed the victims were asleep when an improvised bomb known as Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil (ANFO) placed at the concrete fence of Nur’s residence exploded.

The explosion also destroyed the window glasses and ceiling at the right side of Nur’s house, Martinez said.

The blast left a crater of about six inches in diameter and one inch depth of concrete fence, Martinez added.

The improvised bomb was rigged with a half kilo of three-inch common nail as shrapnels.

Nur told the police he received a call and text message from unidentified person claiming to be Abu Sayyaf bandits demanding him P300,000.

Local news

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