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Blast rips through market in Philippine south

An explosion ripped through a busy market early on Sunday in the southern Philippines causing minor damage but no injuries, police said, adding another improvised bomb was also found in the same area. Seven people were killed and more than 30 wounded when three explosive devices fashioned from 81mm mortar rounds went off last week in three urban centres on the southern island of Mindanao, blamed by the authorities on radical Muslim militants. No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s blast at a public market in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur province, but there were Muslim rebels operating outside the port city. Full Story

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