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Roadside bombing foiled in S Philippines

10-11-2011 11:23 BJT

COTABATO, Philippines, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Philippine security forces foiled on Monday night a roadside bombing targeting a local official in the southern Philippines, police said on Monday.

A homemade bomb made from an anti-tank rocket attached to a nine bolts batter and mobile phone as detonator, was discovered by escorts of administrator Cynthia Sayadi of Cotabato City at 6:00 p. m while she was heading home.

Sayadi said her escorts saw three men near an electric post at the hotel along Gutierrez Avenue where they were passing.

"When we search the area, we found the bomb. We called government bomb experts and they defused it," she said.

Sayadi believed she was the target of the foiled attack since she often passes the area going home.

Police disclosed that before the incident, the Basit Usman group, which has links with the terrorist group of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), has been training recruits including women in bomb and demolition.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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