Suspected Militants Kill 10 in Philippines Bombs

Suspected Militants Kill 10 in Philippines Bombs

▶️Two explosions, believed to be homemade bombs, in a southern Philippine town on Monday, August 24 killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens, including soldiers and civilians.

Military and police sources said five soldiers and four civilians were killed in the first blast at around noon in the Jolo town of Sulu province where the Abu Sayyaf extremist group aligned with Islamic State has a strong presence.

The blast damaged a computer shop, a grocery store and two army trucks parked nearby, according to authorities.

A second blast followed about one hour later, but there were no immediate reports of casualties from that incident and the extent of the damages it caused.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the twin explosion so far, but Abu Sayyaf has been blamed for most deadly bombings in Sulu and other provinces, where the group is active.

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