Not less than 10 folks had been killed and dozens wounded — together with troopers and police — in a twin bombing Monday involving a suicide attacker on a southern Philippine island that may be a stronghold of Islamist militants, officers stated.
The assault occurred in Jolo in Muslim-majority Sulu, the place government-backed safety forces have lengthy been preventing the Abu Sayyaf group.
5 troopers and 4 civilians had been killed within the first blast when an improvised explosive gadget connected to a bike parked outdoors a grocery store blew up, Lieutenant Normal Corleto Vinluan advised reporters.
Sixteen troopers had been wounded within the explosion, which occurred at round noon.
Round 20 civilians had been additionally harm, Lieutenant Colonel Ronaldo Mateo stated, citing the native mayor.
There was a second blast a short while later in the identical road when a feminine suicide attacker blew herself up as police cordoned off the realm, killing one particular person and wounding round six officers, Vinluan stated.
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