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Philippines: Attack on mosque in Jolo island injures 15

  • An attack on a mosque in the Philippines’ Jolo island has wounded at least 15 people including 10 policemen.

    A grenade attack was followed ten minutes later by a bomb explosion which was meant to target police officers who rushed to the site, officials said.

    Jojo is known to be a stronghold of Islamist militants, who have carried out several attacks in the country.

    While the grenade attack injured five civilians, 10 police officers suffered injuries in the second explosion.

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