The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday vowed to leave no stone unturned in investigating the Christmas Day explosion at a chapel inside a military camp in Sulu province that resulted in the wounding of two victims.
PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. said the PNP leadership denounced the attack at the Evangelical Chapel inside Camp Asturias in Jolo, Sulu at around 7:15 a.m. on Christmas Day.
”The Philippine National Police denounces this insensitive and barbaric act. It came like a thief in the night sowing terror and grief to the worshippers who were celebrating the birth of Jesus,” said Cruz.
”Our investigators will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of this. Let this incident be a cue to all the faithful, whether Christians, Muslims or other religions to condemn this and similar dastardly attacks on helpless citizens,” added Cruz.
Cruz said that initial investigation showed that the explosion was triggered by an improvised explosive device (IED) of still unknown composition.
Two worshippers were wounded during the blast. They were identified as Emma Tan and Antonette Quinones, who were immediately brought to a nearby hospital for treatment. – Philippine News Agency