Explosion rocks Midsayap town in North Cotabato

Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 16 2018 09:59 PM

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- An explosion transpired at Barangay Poblacion 4 in Midsayap town in North Cotabato past 7 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say the improvised explosive device (IED) was placed outside a videoke house in the area and believed to be detonated there after by three unidentified men based on the accounts of some bystanders.

The said IED is categorized as a low explosive, according to the explosives ordnance disposal team.

There were no reported casualties in the explosion.

Authorities continue to conduct a post-blast investigation.

Early Sunday, a blast in General Santos City hurt seven civilians.

Due to these recent incidents in Region 12, authorities in Cotabato City closed all checkpoints from motorists going inside the city to ensure safety of the civilians and to prevent the entry of bad elements.