Deadly Blast Hits Southern Philippine City

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Powerful bomb explosion in Southern Philippine kills at least six people and wounds 29.

Deadly Blast Hits Southern Philippine City

At least six people have been killed and 29 wounded in a powerful bomb blast in the centre of the southern Philippines city of Cotabato, police have said, Aljazeera reported.

The explosive device was placed in a vehicle - either a motorcycle or a van - parked near a hospital and a school, city police chief Senior Superintendent Rolen Balquin said on Monday.

"The explosion was on a very busy street," Balquin said.

The late-afternoon blast damaged at least four vehicles and triggered a fire that engulfed a nearby mortuary and a tyre repair shop, he added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and Balquin said the motive was still being investigated.

t was the second bombing to hit Mindanao in 10 days.

A powerful blast at a restaurant packed with doctors and pharmaceutical salesmen left eight people dead on the Mindanao city of Cagayan de Oro on July 26.

 

 

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