- It has been confirmed that an explosion happened at the maximum security compound in New Bilibid Prison
- Some improvised explosive devices were also recovered from Quadrant 4 of the NBP where convicted members of extremist groups were housed
- The NCRPO chief disclosed that the blast occurred on Friday morning and that no one was hurt from the incident
An explosion hit the maximum security compound of New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on Friday morning.
KAMI learned that National Capital Region Police Officer Regional Director (NCRPO) Guillermo Eleazar has confirmed that an explosion happened at 10 in the morning.
In a report by CNN Philippines, the Metro Manila has confirmed that an improvised explosive device went off in Quadrant 4 while demolition operations were being held at the Quadrant 1.
According to the police, the Quadrant 4 is where some members of terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf, Maute, Rajah Solaiman, Jemaah Islamiyah were convicted there, as well as some members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
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It has been reported that two hand grenades and two blasting caps were also recovered from the same area.
Fortunately, no one was reported hurt from the incident.
“Yung pag trigger nun ang ating iniimbestigahan. Pwedeng ito ay pinain para sa mga personnel natin na nagsasagawa ng demolition ng mga illegal structures," Eleazar said.
As reported by the GMA News Online, the authorities admitted that there has been a security breach in the prison.
As of posting, the investigation is still ongoing and the authorities have yet to figure out how an improvised explosive device was brought inside the New Bilibid Prison.
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