None hurt in Cotabato twin bombings

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 29 Dec) – None was injured in two separate bombing incidents here Tuesday noon and Monday night.

People along Sinsuat Ave. here scampered for safety around 11:30 a.m. today when an improvised explosive device detonated in a waiting shed in front of the United Methodist Church.

The waiting shed’s roof was riddled with shrapnel from a home-made bomb. Witnesses said shrapnel they gathered contained various pieces of metals, including nails.

Police are now determining who left behind a white plastic container that contained the bomb at the waiting shed.

On Monday night, a bomb fashioned from an M203 round was lobbed into a pub house at Rosary Heights 9 by a man on a motorcycle. Fortunately, only the firecracker that was used as triggering device exploded and not the M203 round.

Fortunately, none was injured in both attempts, police said.

No group has reportedly claimed yet as to who are behind the bombings.

Mayor Japal Guiani Jr., meanwhile, has called on his constituents to report to authorities suspicious people in their communities.