Bomb explosion greets local politician's oath taking in N Philippines

14:41, June 30, 2010      

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An improvised bomb exploded in a municipal hall in Northern Philippines on Wednesday hours before a local politician took his oath of office.

The ceiling of the Bangued municipal hall in Baguio City was destroyed when an improvised explosive detonated around 2 a.m. on Wednesday, hours before Bangued Mayor-elect Ryan Luna took his oath, local newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Police explosives experts and crime scene investigators said the explosive was left at the doorsteps of the town hall, which is a corner from the heavily-guarded provincial capitol, Inquirer said.

Citing the Philippine Information Agency in the area, Inquirer said the blast meant to disrupt the ceremonies although luckily no one was hurt and the inaugural ceremonies proceeded as scheduled.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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