more than 100 people were killed and wounded in an explosion targeting the church of the southern Philippines[/size] Twilight News
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The number of victims of church bombings in the southern Philippines has risen to 27, including 20 civilians and seven soldiers, while at least 77 others have been injured, according to a district police representative.
A spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Edgard Arevalo, told Radio "DZMM" that two explosions occurred during a mass in a church on a predominantly Muslim island in the southern Philippines.
The first explosion took place while he was the church chaplain inside Hulu Cathedral in Sulu province, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf armed group. The second blast occurred in the church's parking lot.
The bombing comes after 85 percent of Philippine voters backed the government's plan to establish an autonomous region on the Muslim-majority island of Mindanao in a referendum on Monday, paving the way for an end to the armed conflict there through a three- Election of a legislative council to elect an executive authority for the region.Keywords: http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/25d1c45c-f787-45c8-adfd-b0a89d382cad