Twin blasts hit Davao cinemas


Posted at Sep 17 2013 12:09 AM | Updated as of Sep 18 2013 06:10 AM

MANILA (3rd UPDATE) - Five people were slightly injured after suspected improvised bombs exploded at the SM City Davao and Gaisano cinemas on Monday night, police said.

The explosion occurred at SM Davao Cinema-1, with the alleged bomb placed on a chair.

Another explosion occurred at the Gaisano Cinema 5, with a suspected improvised explosive device also placed on a chair.

The blast wrecked several chairs.

It also sent 5 people to the hospital after they temporarily lost hearing because of the loud explosion.

They were later discharged from the hospital.

Police are investigating the incidents.

SM Cinema has closed-circuit television cameras that may help police identify the perpetrators. - Reports from Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN News Southern Mindanao