One woman killed, 5 injured in Philippines bomb blast

Manila - Explosion took place in a shed in southern Cotabato province.


Published: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 4:32 PM

Last updated: Wed 27 Jan 2021, 4:35 PM

A 53-year-old woman was killed and five others injured in a bomb blast in southern Philippines' Cotabato province on Wednesday, police said.

The explosion took place at around 12:30 p.m. (local time) near a roadside waiting shed in Tulunan, a town in the province, police added.

According to the police, the blast engulfed a passenger bus heading to a bus station but nobody was injured. The attackers had used a home-made bomb in the attack, Xinhua reported.

However, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

The explosion rocked a day after a bomb blast in Maguindanao province of southern Philippines killing one person and leaving another injured.

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