At least 4 people wounded in explosion on Philippines’ Mindanao

At least 4 people wounded in explosion on Philippines’ Mindanao
# 07 September 2019 10:06 (UTC +04:00)

At least four people have sustained injuries in a blast of an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Philippines’ Sultan Kudarat province on the southern Mindanao island early on Saturday, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"The suspected IED was placed at a terminal for motorcycles in front of the public market," Lt. Col. Junie Buenacosa, the police chief of the provincial capital of Insula, said, as quoted by the PNA news outlet.

The police chief added that a traffic police officer was among those injured by the explosion. He was hospitalised.

According to the media outlet, an unidentified perpetrator set off the device outside a market in the city.

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