2 bombs explode along Kidapawan-Magpet highway; no one injured

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/01 April) — Two bombs exploded along the Kidapawan-Magpet highway in North Cotabato at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, just as a military truck and  two private vehicles passed but not one of the passengers was injured, Lt. Manuel Gatus, chief of the civil military operations of the 57thIB, said.

Gatus,who was on board the truck when the explosions happened, said they were on their way to Magpet town to monitor and assess the situation in Barangay Bagumbayan,  where soldiers recently clashed with members of the New Peoples Army.

He said two bombs were planted along the highway in Purok-Uno,Barangay Mateo here.

The first bomb, he recounted, exploded when a motorcycle and a multi-cab passenger rvehicle were passing by, while the other went off just as they reached the area.

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