Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News Update Improvised bomb found at Philippine airport: Police

MANILA (AFP) - Philippine authorities have found and disarmed a small bomb at a provincial airport that serves the resort island of Boracay, one of the country's main tourist hotspots, police said on Wednesday.

Security staff found the improvised explosive device among cargo being processed at Kalibo International Airport on Tuesday night, national police spokesman Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz said.

Police experts brought the device, inside a plastic envelope about the size of a magazine, out of the airport and had it safely detonated, according to Mr Cruz.

He said the device was apparently dropped off at the airport counter of a cargo forwarding company and bore a name and address in the southern island of Mindanao, a hotbed of Islamic militants and Muslim guerrilla