In the Philippines at least one person died and thirty-two people were injured when five bombs exploded in Manila on Saturday (13 September).
GV INT City Hall. (2 SHOTS)
SV INT Corridor and CU damage to door at entrance of Mayor's office. (3 SHOTS)
SV PAN Debris on floor and damaged furniture TILT UP TO ceiling. (3 SHOTS)
GV EXT National Media Production Centre office.
SV INT Debris on floor PAN TO damaged door. (2 SHOTS)
SV Damaged generator and room. (3 SHOTS)
SV Damaged door.
GV EXT Supermarket and traffic on street with people standing outside supermarket. (3 SHOTS)
SCU Injured in hospital. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: In the Philippines at least one person died and thirty-two people were injured when five bombs exploded in Manila on Saturday (13 September). A little known group called the April 6 Liberation Movement has claimed responsibility for the explosions, but government authorities believe the anti-government "Light-a-Fire" movement was behind the action which coincided with the scheduled resumption of the trial of one of its members.
SYNOPSIS: The five bombs went off in mid-afternoon seriously damaging the City Hall, two shopping areas, the labour ministry and a private office. The incident followed a wave a bombing just three weeks ago when ten bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the city. A previously unknown organisation called the April 6 Liberation Movement has claimed responsibility for both incidents, but government officials believe the bombings were masterminded by the "Light-a-Fire" group.
The buildings attacked were all either government offices or private establishments owned by President Ferdinand Marcos' friends and relatives. According to police officials, the bombs which exploded on Saturday appeared to be more powerful than those set off three weeks ago and were evidently intended not merely to injure but to maim and kill. Four other establishments also received bomb threats, but no devices could be found.
The worst incident was reported at Rustan's Supermarket where the device exploded near the checkout as the store was full of shoppers. A forty-year-old American woman Annie Cuzmuck was killed instantly and one Filipino was also believed to have died. A total of thirty-two people were taken to hospital after the incidents.