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New blast in southern Philippines wounds three

Three people were wounded when a powerful blast rocked a national police camp in the southern Philippines on Sunday evening, hours after a bomb went off in a public market on Mindanao island, an army spokesman said. Last week, seven people were killed and more than 30 wounded when three explosive devices fashioned from 81-mm mortar rounds went off in three urban centres also on the southern island of Mindanao, blamed by the authorities on radical Muslim militants. Lieutenant Colonel Bartolome Bacarro said the explosion happened around 7 p.m. (1100 GMT) in front of a hostel used by police officers on the southwestern island of Jolo, where about 6,000 troops have been fighting militants since Aug. 1. Full Story

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