18 hurt in Isulan blast

The blast site outside Carlitos Chicken restaurant. Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/3 April) – Eighteen persons were wounded when an improvised explosive device went off in front of Carlitos Chicken restaurant in Brgy Kalawag 2, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat around 3pm on Wednesday.

The victims were immediately brought to nearby hospitals.

A mechanized military team proceeded to the area to secure and cordon the explosion site.

An EOD team inspects the blast site. Photo courtesy of 6th Infantry Division

An Army explosive and ordnance disposal team conducted an investigation at the blast site and all military checkpoints were ordered to implement security measures.

“We expressed our sympathy to the victims of this barbaric act perpetuated by the peace spoilers who are sowing terror and fear to the community,” said Joint Task Force Central Commander, Major General Cirilito E. Sobejana.

“We will strengthen further the security measures in Isulan and other parts of the AOR. We will also exert our best efforts to apprehend the perpetrators and give justice to the victims,” Sobejana added. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)