PNP: Banana plantation in Cotabato hit by explosion

MANILA, Philippines – A powerful explosion rocked a banana plantation in Cotabato on late Tuesday evening (November 22) and damaging one heavy equipment but causing no casualties, police reports said Wednesday.

Reports reaching the PNP operations center in Camp Crame said that the banana plantation of RNF Industries Corp., located at Brgy. Tambac in Talunan town was hit by the explosion Tuesday night.

The reports said that explosion took place at around 8:35 p.m. inside the plantation and damaging one excavator, but inflicting no casualties on plantation personnel.

The reports said that elements of the Talunan municipal police are still conducting an investigation and determining the motive and type of explosive used in the incident.

The area is also known to be hotbed of communist insurgents, which in the past have attacked several firms and companies that refuses to pay revolutionary taxes.

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