ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – An improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered and detonated at the area just across a school in the city of Zamboanga on Saturday night.
According to media report, there’s “No casualties” in the explosion, said authorities.
Meanwhile, a Philippine National Police Explosives Ordnance Disposal (PNP EOD) team was deployed to the area and conducted an investigation.
“[The] IED contained in a thermos type canister with several pieces of 3-inch nails wrapped in white cellophane exploded in Plaza Pershing facing University of Zamboanga,” officials said.
The explosion took place on the eve of the Hermosa Festival which is considered a big event in Zamboanga City celebrating the feast day of Nuestra Señora del Pilar.