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.
Of the ten persons who were on drinking spree inside the said bar at the time of explosion nine were injured. Their wounds are not life threatening but still they were immediately brought to IPHO Sulu for medical attention.
The nine (9) wounded were identified as: 1. Monjill A Jaafar, 34yo, male, 2. Bensabri Sanaani, 34yo, male, 3. Ben Narawi, 41yo, male, residents of Brgy Walled City, Jolo, Sulu. 4. Wezzam C Jalilul, 24yo, male, 5. Alnajir B Abraham, 32yo, male, 6. Habibul Sahaji, 54yo, male, 7. Aminajar G Sahibuddin, 30yo, residents of Martires, Brgy San Raymundo, Jolo, Sulu. 8. Julhamin Sahibul, 30yo, male, a resident of Zone 3, Brgy Tulay, Jolo, Sulu, and 9. Moammar A Hailanie, 20yo, male, a resident of Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu.
Upon receipt of the report, elements of Jolo Municipal Police Station and Sulu Provincial Police Office immediately respond in the crime scene and assists in the transportation of wounded persons to the IPHO Sulu for medical treatment.
EOD personnel of 52nd Special Action Company, SAF cordoned the area and conducted paneling and post blast investigation together with the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO). After the conduct of Post Blast Investigation and collection of potential pieces of evidence, EOD team concluded that it was an IED Explosion due to the recovery of several cellular phone parts and materials believed to be used as the triggering device. SOCO team brought the evidences for examination and proper disposition. Authorities were already looking for possible suspects based on the statements of witnesses in the area of explosion. Police appeals to the public for possible information that might help in the investigation. Investigation is still in progress.
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