Monday, December 31, 2012

Six hurt in Philippine bus bombings, police say no immediate suspects

MANILA (AFP) - Six people were injured when two buses were bombed on a southern Philippines highway, police and the military said Sunday. Improvised explosives set the vehicles ablaze one after the other as they were being driven near the town of Isulan on Saturday, said the provincial police chief, Senior Superintendent Rolen Balquin. Four passengers and the driver and conductor of one of the vehicles were slightly injured as firemen were called out to put out the blaze, said regional military spokesman Colonel Prudencio Asto. "Initial findings of the explosives and ordnance team revealed that the explosions were caused by an improvised explosive device made out of ammonium nitrate, fuel and oil with common nails," he told reporters.