2013 Cotabato City bombing

The 2013 Cotabato City car bombing occurred on August 5, 2013. At least 8 people were killed and 40 others injured after a car bomb exploded in Cotabato City, Maguindanao province in the Philippines.[1][2] It is the worst such attack ever in Cotabato City.[3]

2013 Cotabato City bombing
LocationCotabato City, Philippines
DateAugust 5, 2013 (UTC+8)
Attack type
Car bombing
Deaths8
Injured40
PerpetratorsUnknown
MotiveUnknown

The police released photos of suspects the day after the bombing.[3]

It was initially suspected that the attack may have targeted Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, city administrator, who had been receiving death threats, however, she was not harmed.[4]

Additional bombs were found later that week, which were believed to be connected to the incident. They were deactivated before they could cause damage.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Tesiorna, Ben O. (August 6, 2013). "Cotabato blast kills 8, hurts 40". Sun.Star. Archived from the original on August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Six killed in southern Philippines bombing". BBC News. August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  3. ^ a b John Unson (August 14, 2013). "Photos of Cotabato City bombing suspects released". The Philippine Star.
  4. ^ "The Philippines: Deadly Bombing Rocks Southern City". The New York Times.
  5. ^ John Unson (August 12, 2013). "Three bombs found in Cotabato dumpsite". The Philippine Star.