Philippines: 2 dead in IED blast – victims suspected bombers

April 18, 2007 at 9:40 pm 2 comments

Reports from Cotabato City in the southern Philippines indicates two would be bombers were killed police say when the IED they were transporting detonated prematurely on the motorcycle they were riding.

Investigators describe the blast as powerful enough to have shattered windows over a wide area and that there is little left of the two men or the motorcycle they were riding.

Cotabato City has long been known as a center of operations for groups like Jemaah Islamiah, the Abu Sayyaf, and others it is also where in the past authorities say these groups have tested new devices.

  Two bombers killed in Philippines
The Age, Australia – Two men on a motorcycle have been killed in the southern Philippine city of Cotabato when the bomb they were believed to be carrying went off, police say.
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  • […] This alert comes on the heels of a a earlier bomb blast last night in Coatabato City in central mindanao an aea of known al qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah activity. the treat also comes as increased combat action is taking place between elements of the Philippine military and rogue elements of the Moro National Liberation Front rebels in southern Mindanao’s Sulu Province. Philippines: 2 dead in IED blast – victims suspected bombers […]

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  • […] This alert comes on the heels of a a earlier bomb blast last night in Coatabato City in central mindanao an aea of known al qaeda linked Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah activity. the treat also comes as increased combat action is taking place between elements of the Philippine military and rogue elements of the Moro National Liberation Front rebels in southern Mindanao’s Sulu Province. Philippines: 2 dead in IED blast – victims suspected bombers […]

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