Bomb explosion injures 11 in Zamboanga City

January 23, 2015 11:38 pm 

By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) -– Eleven people were injured in a bomb explosion shortly after 3 p.m. Friday in front of a pub house near a bus terminal in Barangay Guiwan, this city.

Initial police report disclosed that one of the 11 victims is a policeman detailed at the bus terminal in Barangay Guiwan.

The other victims include passengers bound for Zamboanga Sibugay, a mechanic and residents of this city.

The victims were rushed to the hospitals for treatment.

Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3) Brasim Abilani, who is also detailed at the bus terminal, said they saw a car burning and a “strong explosion” followed.

The car was parked in front of a pub house located across the terminal that caters to buses plying from this city to other parts of the region.

The explosion also destroyed a car and a tricycle as well as shattered window glasses of nearby establishments.

Security forces immediately cordoned the highway and post blast investigation is ongoing to determine the type of bomb that exploded. (PNA)



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