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Another Bomb Discovered in Davao; Suspects Escape

Bomb disposal experts safely detonated an incomplete explosive device found in a taxi jeep in Davao City, which is still reeling from a bombing that killed 21 people last week, police said yesterday. Police Senior Superintendent Eric Javier said the plastic container with bomb components was found late Tuesday. One male passenger got off and ran away from the vehicle as it approached a police checkpoint near Bangkerohan public market. Other reports said five men fled. The taxi driver alerted the police officers at the checkpoint, who called in bomb disposal experts. A bomb-sniffing dog sensed explosive material, Javier said. “There was wiring, there was explosive powder, but there was no power supply to trigger the explosive,” Javier said. The plastic jug containing the bomb was concealed in a shopping bag filled with groceries. “It appeared that the plastic bag was filled with groceries but when we inspected it, it contained something else,” Superintendent Leonardo Felonia, San Pedro police station chief, said. Police are looking for the suspect. The March 4 bombing at Davao International Airport killed 21 people, including an American missionary, and wounded more than 160 others. Full Story

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