ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/29 October) – The improvised bombs that exploded or were detonated this week in Barangay Sangali here this week were new types of explosives, an expert said.
A construction worker was killed while six other were injured when a bomb exploded shortly after 9 p.m. on October 26 at an eatery in Barangay Sangali, 25 kilometers east of this city.
Three other improvised bomb were found nearby and detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Demolition (EOD) team of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO).
Senior Inspector Cesar Memoracion, chief of the ZCPO’ EOD team said the explosives were with “collapsible circuit” triggering device unlike the previous ones detonated in the city.
Memoracion said the explosive has a connected light-emitting diodes (LED) bulb powered by a dry cell battery and “will explode once the battery drains.”
The improvised bomb is rigged with one-inch concrete nails as shrapnels, he added.
“It is a new type of bomb,” Memoracion said, noting that in previous cases, the improvised bombs were triggered by a mobile phone.
He said the ones who assembled the improvised bombs have “deep knowledge of electronics.”
He said they have no lead on the suspects behind Wednesday’s bombing incident in Barangay Sangali. (MindaNews)