Car bomb found at Philippines airport

A bomb was found in a van parked at Manila’s international airport early Monday morning, the Philippine authorities said.

A vehicle containing an “improvised explosive device” was found at the airport’s terminal three car park at about 1.45am, said a report by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Three men were arrested.

An NBI official, who declined to be identified, said the suspects had been under surveillance for a month.

The suspects were assembling the bomb inside their vehicle when they were caught, the official said.

NBI director Virgilio Mendez declined to give details about the incident, saying “there is an ongoing follow-up operation”.

The terminal, which serves domestic and international airlines, operated as per normal on Monday and the Manila International Airport Authority said there were no continuing threats.

“(The authority) assures the public that (terminal three) and all other terminals remain safe and airport security personnel continue to stay vigilant in their respective areas,” it said in a statement.

Source: AFP, Reuters