By Junar Fenequito
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato — An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Talayan, Maguindanao on Tuesday afternoon.
Police Regional Office – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM) reported that the incident happened in Sitio Nes, Barangay Tambunan 1 around 11:45 a.m. of February 5. The explosion wounded a vendor identified as Sera Mangelen, 25 years old.
Investigation bared the IED was placed in a motorcycle which was parked beside the national hi-way. The motorcycle is part of a pair of motorcycles driven by the two suspects.
The suspects allegedly pretended to buy fruits in the area but then fled the area riding only one motorcycle. They left the other one with the bomb that exploded later on and caused injury on the left hand of the victim.
They immediately speed off to the direction of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.
Investigators of Maguindanao Police Provincial Office have now conducted a more thorough probe of the incident.