Another bombing in Mindanao: NGCP tower in Cotabato targeted

Less than 24 hours after the bombing in Davao City, which claimed the lives of at least 14 people and injured more than 60, authorities confirmed another bombing incident in Mindanao.

The explosion targeted a tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in the town of Carmen, Cotabato, on Saturday evening, Sep 3. Cotabato is about four hours away from Davao City.

ABS-CBN News reports that the tower remains operational and the explosion occurred far away from residential areas.

Cotabato provincial police spokesperson Supt. Bernard Tayong confirmed to GMA News that the explosion happened at around 6pm in Barangay (village) Kitulaan. 

According to the same GMA News report, rebel group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters claimed responsibility for the NGCP bombing, but authorities are still confirming these claims as of posting.

No records of injuries or fatalities have been reported.

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