Detonated

A 500-pound general purpose bomb that was dropped but did not explode in Marawi City’s Ground Zero during the 2017 war between government forces and the IS-inspired Maute Group was detonated by the Philippine Army’s Explosive Ordnance disposal team at 10:16 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, after a siren was sounded to warn residents. Residents had earlier been informed not to panic if they hear an explosion. MindaNews photo by RICHEL V. UMEL

The Philippine Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit fixes the detonation procedure for a 500-pound unexploded general purpose bomb found in Marawi City’s Ground Zero or Most Affected Area. The bomb was detonated at 10:16 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, after a siren was sounded to warn residents. Residents had earlier been informed not to panic if they hear an explosion. MindaNews photo by RICHEL V. UMEL

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