Suspected IED causes alarm in Cotabato

By Albashir Saiden, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Oct 04 2013 10:38 AM | Updated as of Oct 04 2013 06:38 PM

COTABATO CITY - A suspected improvised explosive device (IED) was found in Cotabato City on Thursday evening.

The alleged IED was found by balut vendor Nilo Bahian beside Cotabato City State Polytechnic College along Sinsuat Avenue.

"Kasama ko ang anak ko, nakita ko may mga wirings tapos tinawag ko siya sabi ko bomba yan, tumakbo na kami," Bahian said.

The Philippine Marines and an explosive ordnance disposal team of Cotabato City police responded to the report and cordoned off the area. No one was reported injured.

The EOD team disrupted the IED and learned it was fashioned out of a rifle grenade.

The police have yet to determine the motive behind the incident.