Bomb Attack Kills Five in Mindanao : Governor target of Assasination survives
A Bomb exploded ripped through a public market in a southern Philippine town friday as a convoy carrying a provincial governor was passing by, killing five people and wounding 10 others.
Governor, Andal Ampatuan, was unhurt, a local army commander said the bomb a IED was made from a 81mm mortar shell and attached to battery and a trigger device,
This is not the first time the Governor or members of his family were the target of attacks.
In December of 2002, a bomb killed the governor’s son, Saudi, mayor of Datu Piang town.
A year earlier, Ampatuan survived an assassination attempt when assailants opened fire on his convoy.
That same year, he survived another ambush. Ampatuan’s son, Zaldy, is the governor of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.
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