More than a dozen wounded in southern Philippines explosions

Explosions have rocked two towns and a city in the southern Philippines, wounding at least 17 people including soldiers, a military official said.

A hand grenade was thrown into a military truck patrolling Cotabato City in the southern island of Mindanao, with eight soldiers and four civilians sustaining injuries from the bomb’s shrapnel.

It was quickly followed by blast from an improvised explosive device (IED) in the nearby town of Libungan, wounding five civilians with one in “serious” condition, regional military spokesperson Major Arvin Encinas said on Sunday.

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Source: Al Jazeera