JOLO, Sulu (DWDD) – An improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at 7:10 PM on May 11, 2018 at Baranggay San Raaymundo in Jolo, Sulu injuring ten (10) persons.
According to Sulu Police Provincial Office (Sulu-PPO), the explosion transpired inside the JNB Sari Sari store and videoke bar at Sitio Martirez, Brgy San Raymundo.
Ten persons who were on drinking spree inside the said bar at the time of explosion were injured. Their wounds are not life threatening but still they were immediately brought to IPHO Sulu for medical attention.
The PNP is currently investigating the case while Joint Task Force Sulu troopers launched hot pursuit to possibly apprehend the perpetrators.
The Explosive Ordnance Division (EOD) Team reported that the IED was cellphone detonated and they are looking at the signature of the said IED to identify the culprits.
Meanwhile, the PNP is reassessing their security posture in Metro Jolo and other parts of the province. In collaboration with the Provincial Government through Governor Toto Tan, authorities will fast track the installation of Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) especially in terror prone areas. In close coordination with the PNP, authorities will increase their visibility 24/7. AES / ALS