Philippine Police Detonate Bomb Found In Trash Bin Outside US Embassy In Manila
Monday, 28 November 2016
A bomb discovered near the U.S. embassy in Manila Monday has been detonated by police in the Philippines, USA Today reported. National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa told reporters the incident was “an attempted act of terrorism,” the report said. Police said the improvised bomb, made from an 81-mm mortar round, a cellphone, a blasting cap and a small battery, could have been powerful enough to kill people within 110 yards, the Associated Press reported. Dela Rosa said the device, placed in a trash bin about 22 yards from the embassy compound by a person in a taxi, was the same type of explosive as one that killed 15 people at the Davao market on the southern island of Mindanao in September,...
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