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Twin blast Jolo Island

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Philippines: Death toll in twin bombings in Jolo island has risen to 27.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Salvador Panelo condemned the “act of terrorism” and vowed that government forces will pursue the perpetrators of the attack.

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines will rise to the challenge and crush these godless criminals,” he said.

In a separate statement, the Philippine Army said the explosions were likely caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

“We condemn this dastardly attack on the civilians who were peacefully attending church services,” a statement from the military said.

 

 Still No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the Philippines armed forces have long been fighting Abu Sayyaf terrorists on the island of Mindanao.
The Sunday morning explosions seem to resemble tactics previously used by the Islamic State-linked (IS, formerly ISIS) militant group to inflict mass casualties.
27 people have been killed and 4 dozens more injured after two bombs exploded during Sunday Mass near a Roman Catholic cathedral in the Philippines island of Mindanao with 77 members taking part in mass in  prayer hall of church.

The first blast that took place outside Jolo cathedral was followed by a second explosion just after emergency services arrived at the scene to treat the wounded, security officials reports media .

 

At least 21 people were killed and 48 others wounded in dual explosions, National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said.

 

By Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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