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Rivalry behind bus bombings in Cotabato

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Weena eyes rivals in bus bombings Weena Transport Company said the extortionist group Al Khobar ma

Weena eyes rivals in bus bombings

Weena Transport Company said the extortionist group Al Khobar may not be behind the bombing of three of its buses in Midsayap, North Cotabato on Saturday.

Weena operations manager Abelardo Gamilla said rivals, particularly operators of L300 passenger vans, could be behind the latest attack, the ninth suffered by the company since 2002.

Gamilia said L300 vans are Weena’s biggest competitor in the Davao City-Cotabato route and the bombing could have been inspired by Weena’s resumption on the Midsayap route.

Weena stopped plying the route last month in wake of another bomb attack, and then resumed trips from Davao City up to Midsayap only last week. On Saturday, a bomb ripped through its three buses parked at the company’s compound in Midsayap days after the company announced it would go back to serving Cotabato City.

They don’t want us to enter Cotabato City, said Gamilla to explain why L300 van operators are primary suspect behind the latest attack.

The Al Khobar extortion group has been tagged by police as behind the bus bombings, but Gamilla said the company received text messages warning it not to ply the Midsayap-Cotabato City route


Posted: 2008-04-28 07:32:01

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