Surigao police facing blank wall in bus bombing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Authorities are virtually facing a blank wall on Wednesday’s bus bombing incident in Claver town in Surigao del Norte that injured two persons.

Senior . Supt. Julito M. Diray, police provincial director, told MindaNews this afternoon that they could not pinpoint anybody responsible for the bus bombing.

“We are still conducting a thorough investigation,” he said in a text message.

None of the passengers of Bachelor Express, Inc.’s bus number 365 were injured, but a passenger of another bus parked nearby and a restaurant employee were not spared by the blast.

SPO2 Joel Verano, investigator of Claver Municipal Police Station, said no suspects have been identified yet.

Verano said he is waiting for the report of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) on the type of improvised explosive device used during the bombing.

“Right now we cannot speculate who is behind this bombing,” he said.

He added the passengers were so thankful that they just disembarked from the bus for lunch at the Mark and Mitchie Jay Restaurant in Barangay Hayanggabon, Claver town before the bomb went off.

Bus number 365 left Surigao City past 10 a.m. bound for Tandag City in Surigao del Sur.