Basilan bombing aims for mass casualties (Philippine Star)

ISABELA CITY, Philippines – Police authorities said the improvised bomb that exploded hereThursdaywas similar to the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used by the Abu Sayyaf group aimed for mass casualties. Investigators are looking at politics or business extortion as possible angle of the deadly bombing. Police Superintendent Albert Larubis, city police chief, said that more than…