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Philippines Bomb Blast Kills at Least 13

A bomb exploded Saturday at a crowded market in a southern Philippine city, killing at least 13 people, officials said. About two dozen others were injured seriously and brought to a hospital in Koronadal city, police Superintendent Danilo Posadas said. Two hours later, another bomb was found near the market but taken away by a police bomb squad to be defused. Mayor Fernando Miguel said the Muslim extremist group Abu Sayyaf claimed responsibility in a telephone call. The group is on the U.S. list of terrorist organizations. Miguel said in a radio interview that a man identifying himself as Abu Solaiman of the Abu Sayyaf called him shortly after the 3:30 p.m. blast and warned of “more bombings in the days to come.” The man has been calling since last year demanding $75,000 a month to spare Koronadal from bombings, the mayor said, adding that he refused. Full Story

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