Blast in Philippine southern city, six killed


MANILA: At least six persons were killed and more than two dozen others injured when a powerful blast ripped through a crowded popular nightclub in a southern Philippine city late on Friday, police said on Saturday.

“Three people were killed on the spot from the blast,” said army spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Leo Bongosia, adding three others including a local politician died in hospitals.

“We were shocked. We don’t have this kind of attack in years.” Most of the blast victims were attending a medical convention organised by a local pharmaceutical company, were partying in a popular night club in Cagayan de Oro City when an improvised bomb exploded, Bongosia said.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack and an army spokesman said security forces are looking into a potential motive for the attack, including the possible involvement of communist rebels who are active in the area.

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