Explosion rocks Pagadian City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – An explosion rocked Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur at around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9 spokesman, said no one was killed or injured in the blast at the parking lot of Gaisano Shopping Mall in Barangay San Pedro.

Huesca said the explosion damaged a car with registration plate MNC-785, where the improvised bomb was placed.

Initial findings of bomb experts revealed the improvised bomb was fashioned from an 81-mm mortar ammunition, with a radio transceiver as the triggering device, the official said.

He said that investigation continues to establish the motive of the incident as well as the identities of the suspects. (MindaNews)