1 killed, 15 injured in S. Philippine market blast: military
One civilian was killed while 15 others were wounded as a homemade bomb exploded in a public market in southern Philippines Monday morning, the military said, according to Xinhua.
Major Randolph Cabangbang, a regional military spokesman, said the blast occurred at 06:00 a.m. local time at Kitango village of Datu Saudi Amputuan town in Maguindanao province.
A local witness earlier told Xinhua that at least three people were killed and seven others were injured when the improvised explosive device, hidden in front of a cafeteria, went off.
Military bomb experts were sent to secure the scene and investigate the incident. Roads to the Kitango market were closed, witnesses said.