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Islamic State group claims Philippines church bombing: SITE

Manila - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a double bomb attack on a Catholic church on a southern Philippine island that killed at least 18 people, according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activities.

IS issued a formal communique claiming two suicide bombers had detonated explosive belts Sunday inside the church and its car park on Jolo -- a stronghold of Islamist militants in the Catholic-majority nation.

Published : January 28, 2019

By : AFP