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Blast occurs in voting center in Kabacan, Cotabato

A blast erupted at a voting center in the municipality of Kabacan, Cotabato on Election Day.

The incident happened around 9:40 a.m., according to a report by GMA News stringer Villamor Magbanua.

Kabacan Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Lieutenant Colonel John Miradel Calinga said an improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly exploded along Jose Abad Santos Street at the exit of Kabacan Pilot Central Elementary School, where voters have flocked in for the elections.

The voting was delayed after voters heard of the explosion.

No injuries were reported, but caused fears to voters, as the explosion was also near a public market in Kabacan.

Calinga said authorities are looking into the motive of causing fear of the suspects behind the blast. — Jamil Santos/RSJ, GMA News