Southern Philippines hit by 2 separate blasts

2015-10-01 12:19


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Manila - Three people were killed and 23 injured in two separate explosions in the southern Philippines.

A bomb hit the car of a vice mayor in Isabela City in Basilan island province, killing three security escorts of the vice mayor and injuring five others.

In the other incident, a bus from Polomolok in South Cotobato to General Santos City was hit by a blast that injured 18 passengers, South Cotobato Police Director Senior Superintendent Jose Briones said.

Authorities said the Isabela City explosion appeared to be political in nature while the Polomolok blast was most likely the work of extortionists.

Read more on:    philippines  |  security

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.