Blast Suspects

Policemen with sniffing dogs approach a van where an improvised explosive device exploded inside, as handcuffed suspects lay on the highway in Marantao, Lanao del Sur Monday afternoon. The military said an IED apparently to be thrown towards the soldiers guarding the balloting bounced off the van's window and exploded inside, injuring the bomber. But residents nearby said they did not hear an explosion, only a thud, then smoke coming from the van. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA