October 26th, 2011
02:12 PM ET

1 dead, 5 hurt in Philippine blast

[Updated at 2:12 p.m. ET] One person was killed and at least five others wounded in a bomb blast late Wednesday while two more improvised explosives were detonated in a village near the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, officials said.

Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, chief of the local police force, said two bombs planted at a lottery outlet and at another site about 100 meters away were discovered. Police were in the process of detonating two of the bombs when the third device went off hitting a roadside eatery in the village of Sangali at around 9:15 p.m., about 30 kilometers east of downtown Zamboanga.

De Ocampo said the three improvised explosives were planted almost 100 meters apart from each other. He said the fatality, a civilian, was killed when he tinkered with the third improvised bomb as policemen were detonating the two other explosives.

"The civilian was killed on the spot by the powerful blast," he said.

Police had initially said two people had died in the blast but later revised the total to one dead.

[Posted at 12:37 a.m. ET] Two people were killed and at least five others wounded in a bomb blast late Wednesday in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga, officials said.

Two more improvised explosives were detonated nearby, officials said.

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  1. raven

    I bet its pretty hard to be as cool as you feel with a name like Maynard. Gotta compensate somehow.

    October 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    @raven:
    Personally, I like the name Poindexter best.
    It just says *so* much, nowhattamean?

    October 26, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dragonex

    The hills have eyes. So as long as the people stay were they are allowed to stay they are safe? Wow. Didn't know Al Quaeda were in the Philippines. And they say Islam religion is a peaceful religion. Killing in the name of a god is an excuse to just kill.

    October 26, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Graphic and nasty artist, lol .Didnt know guys could really even do that. Must be into yoga.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    hey raven, day off?

    October 26, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
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