1 dead, 5 injured in southern Philippine blast

Military personnel stand guard at the entrance of a gymnasium while police investigators (background) look for evidence after a bomb attack at Mindanao State University in Marawi, Lanao del sur province on December 3, 2023. At least three people were killed and seven wounded in a bomb attack on a Catholic mass in the insurgency-plagued southern Philippines on December 3, officials said. (Photo by Merlyn MANOS / AFP) (Photo by MERLYN MANOS/AFP via Getty Images)

Summary:

  • One person was killed and five others injured in an explosion in Maguindanao del Sur, Philippines, during preparations for a family event in South Upi town, according to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao regional police, with details of the bombing not provided; this incident follows a gym explosion at Mindanao State University in Marawi City on Dec. 3, resulting in four deaths and around 50 injuries.

MANILA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) — One person was killed and five others wounded in an explosion in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao del Sur late Friday, local police said.

The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao regional police said the blast occurred in South Upi town at night while the victims were preparing for a family event.

The police did not give further details of the bombing.

The blast occurred days after an explosion took place inside a gym of the Mindanao State University in Marawi City on Dec. 3, killing four people and injuring around 50 others. ■

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