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Southeast Asia
Philippine police foil bomb plot
2013-01-08
Police in Kidapawan City believe the improvised bomb found and detonated inside the police headquarters here on Sunday was part of the plan to “rescue” high profile inmates at the Cotabato City jail.

Kidapawan City police director Joseph Samillano refused to identify which inmates would be the object of a possible jailbreak.

A powerful IED of two 60 mm mortars were found at the cyclone wire fence of the city police compound.

While there are other possible motives, Samillano said the “jailbreak theory” was the most likely. He said the city jail was a subject of daring “rescue” attempt by followers of inmate Commander Lastikman, a former Moro rebel who turned to kidnapping, bombing and highway robbery.

Samillano said investigation was still ongoing.
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