Philippine police: Attack with an improvised bomb foiled

October 17, 2007 07:45

Philippine security officials have foiled a possible bomb attack with the discovery of an improvised device made of three mortar shells near a market stall in a southern city Wednesday, authorities said. Civilians tipped off police after finding a bag containing three 60 mm mortar rounds left under a tree next to a used clothes shop, said Superintendent Teng Tocao, acting police chief of Sultan Kudarat province. Police and soldiers retrieved and disarmed the explosives around 7 a.m., before crowds could gather at the Tacurong city square for market day, he said in a telephone interview.

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