MANILA, Philippines – Two people were killed and more than 50 wounded by bomb blasts yesterday in Jolo and Iligan City, in what officials described as coordinated attacks by al-Qaeda-linked militants.
The blasts came two days after the deadly explosion outside a crowded cathedral in Cotabato City on Sunday.
The first bomb exploded in a commercial area in Jolo, killing two people and wounding around 30, police said. It was followed around two hours later by a car bomb blast next to a parked military patrol jeep in Iligan City.
The second blast wounded at least 24 people, including three soldiers, the military said.
The names of the fatalities were unavailable as of press time.