7 injured in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat blast

UNTV News   •   September 7, 2019   •   598

A CCTV footage captured the moment of explosion at a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat that injured at least seven people.

At least seven people were wounded in the latest blast to hit Sultan Kudarat.

A spot report from the Western Mindanao Command says a loud explosion ripped through a public market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on Saturday (September 7) at 7AM.

The blast is believed to have come from an improvised explosive device that was placed beside a parked motorcycle.

Injured victims were immediately transported to Holy Nazarene Hospital and Sultan Kudarat Provinicial Hospital.

The WestMinCom report identified the victims as:

  1. Jomar Catalan Aquino, 30
  2. Jay Carnaso, 30
  3. Gerald Cartagena, 28
  4. Niño Minus Virgo, 28
  5. Jarren Binaluon Amigo, 24
  6. Gulano Nasim Salip, 24
  7. Cagadas Terrencio, 35

Four suspects in Sultan Kudarat market bombing nabbed by authorities

Robie de Guzman   •   September 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Four people linked to the Sept. 7 bombing in a market in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat have been apprehended, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Tuesday.

The AFP Western Mindanao Command identified the suspects as Hassan Akgun, Abedin Camsa, Normia Camsa and Norshiya Camsa.

Akgun is a Swedish national while the nationalities of the other three were unidentified.

The four suspects were nabbed by authorities in a joint enforcement operation on Monday (Sept. 23) in Barangay Kapaya, Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat.

Recovered from them were several firearms and ammunitions, an Islamic State (IS) flag and components of an improvised explosive device.

The suspects were brought to Sultan Kudarat Police Office for proper documentation and filing of appropriate charges. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Dante Amento)

Suicide bombing rocks Indanan, Sulu

UNTV News   •   September 8, 2019

A bomb exploded anew in the municipality of Indanan, Sulu on Sunday (September 8) afternoon.

An unidentified suicide bomber attacked a military detachment in Barangay Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu at 5:45pm.

Troops from the 351B Battalion immediately proceeded to the area for possible reinforcement. They were promptly followed by intelligence operatives for initial investigation.

The military’s Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said in a statement that the attacker was a long-haired foreign looking woman based on the recovered mutilated head. However, the recovered dismembered hand resembles that of a man.

The report further adds that the bomber was wearing an abaya attire, a full-length outer garment traditionally worn by some Muslim women.

Apart from the suspect, no other casualties were reported.

The WestMinCom assured that government forces will continue peace and security efforts to prevent hostile acts that may “disrupt the peace and development in the Bangsamoro Region.”

The bombing comes on the heels of yesterday’s blast in Sultan Kudarat where an improvised explosive device went off at a public market in Isulan, injuring seven people.

18 wounded in Sultan Kudarat explosion

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 3, 2019

At least 18 people, including six minors and a pregnant woman, were wounded after an explosion hit a restaurant in barangay Kalawag 2, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday (April 3).

According to initial reports from the Philippine Regional Office 12, the wounded civilians were immediately brought to the nearby hospital.

Security measures were tightened and all checkpoints around the area were ordered to implement strict measures.

Authorities have yet to confirm if the explosion came from an improvised explosive device while Post Blast Investigation is still in progress.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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