ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews) — Five persons were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in front of Ysmael Restaurant in Tubod, Lana o del Norte at 11:10 a.m. on Monday.
Lanao del Norte police director Gerardo Rosales said the IED was attached to a motorcycle parked outside the eatery.
Saipudin Bucay, driver of lawyer Usop Omar, was severely injured and is undergoing treatment in a hospital here.
“Others who sustained some wounds were Judith Gomez, Charie Bernaldez, Alman Padilla, and Peter dela Vega but they are all safe now and were considered outpatients,” said Rosales.
Rosales said Usop and Bucay were on their way out after eating inside the restaurant when the bomb exploded.
He said they are still investigating the incident. (Violeta M. Gloria/MindaNews)