Provincial Government’s Initial Statement on the Bombing Incident in Lamitan City
July 31, 2018; 8:30 A.M.
At around five in the morning today, July 31, 2018, an Unidentified Individual believed to be a “Suicide Bomber” was flagged by CAAs at a checkpoint located near Magkawit, Brgy. Maganda, Lamitan City, just a few kilometers away from the city proper. The unidentified individual was en roue to Lamitan City using a dented utility van. It was later found out that the unidentified individual was in possession of an IED inside the van and detonated the explosive device immediately as units of the CAA and CAFGU checked the vehicle for anomalies. The explosion resulted to the death of 1 enlisted personnel, 3 CAAs and 3 civilians.