9 killed, 17 wounded in southern Philippines blasts

the military said the first explosion occurred around noon in front of a grocery store along a busy street in Jolo

Manila: At least nine people were killed and 17 others wounded in twin blasts in Sulu province in the southern Philippines on Monday, the military and police said.

In an initial report, the military said the first explosion occurred around noon in front of a grocery store along a busy street in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province.

About one hour after the first blast, a second explosion rocked a church at 1 pm, about 70 metres away from the first blast site.

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