Philippines Bomb Kills One, Injures 10


COTABATO CITY, Philippines, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A photographer was killed and 10 other people were injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion in the Philippines town of Cotabato City, the military said.

A spokesman for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division said the explosive device had been placed on a motorcycle, the Philippines ABS-CBN news reported.

Among the injured was a 5-year-old girl reported in critical condition.

Cotabato’s police chief, Roberto Badian, said it appeared the bomb was triggered by a cellphone.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion but the device used is the same type employed by the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Cotabato city is located on Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines.

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