Thursday, August 28, 2008

Authorities Tighten Security In Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / August 28, 2008) – Police tightened security in Davao City on Thursday following the discovery of a homemade bomb near a school, officials said.

Police said the explosive, assembled from an 81mm mortar rocket, was found Wednesday afternoon abandoned near the Vicente Hizon Elementary School in Sasa district.

Chief Inspector Joselito Loriza, head of Sasa police force, said more policemen were deployed in schools and other public places as part of its heightened security.

Previous bombings in Davao City had been largely blamed to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiya. (Romy Bwaga)

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