Philippine police nab 3 Indians with bomb in car
MANILA, Philippines— A Philippine police official says three Indian nationals are facing charges of illegal explosives possession after a powerful homemade bomb was found inside their car.
Regional police chief Benito Estipona says a mechanic found the device in the engine compartment Wednesday at a car dealership in Laguna province’s Alaminos township. The three men left the vehicle there for repairs.
He says the device was fashioned from C4 explosives connected to a detonator, battery and a cellphone.
Estipona said Thursday that police will continue investigating to determine those responsible for placing the bomb in the car, but the three men were liable for carrying the device.
He said a government prosecutor will determine the extent of their criminal liability or whether they were the targets of a would-be bombing.
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