2013 Cotabato City bombing

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2013 Cotabato City bombing
LocationCotabato City, Philippines
Date5 August 2013 (UTC+8)
Attack type
Car bombing
Deaths8
Non-fatal injuries
40
Perpetratorsunknown
Motiveunknown

The 2013 Cotabato City car bombing occurred on 5 August 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]

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, she was not harmed though.[4]

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

References[edit]

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