3 Marines wounded in Jolo explosion – report

MANILA, Philippines - Three Marines were wounded in an explosion on Jolo Island in Sulu province shortly before noon Friday, a radio report said.

Radio dzBB’s Benjie Liwanag said two injured Marines were brought in stretchers to the trauma center of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) medical center in Jolo, while another soldier limped his way to the center.

The explosion occurred at around 11:50 a.m., and was heard by reporters and soldiers at the 3rd Marine Brigade headquarters in Camp Teodulo Bautista in Patikul town, which is not far from the Jolo airport.

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