COTABATO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / 28 Dec) – Two people were injured in an explosion inside a shopping mall Thursday in the southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat, authorities said.
Authorities said the afternoon blast at the Kensan Mall in Tacurong City was the second in three months to hit Sultan Kudarat, where rebel groups and extortion syndicates are actively operating.
Six people were also killed and dozens injured in a string of bomb attacks in Tacurong blamed by the police and military to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiya and other criminal groups.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack. Police did not say what type of explosive was used in the Kensan bombing.(Mindanao Examiner)