Terrorist Bombs Catholic Church in Philippines Kills 17 persons [PHOTOS]

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No fewer than 17 persons have been killed as terrorist attacks a catholic worship ground in Philippines with explosives.

According to reports, two bombs tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines this morning Jan.

Two suspected improvised explosive devices detonated in intervals at the Jolo Catholic cathedral in the Mindanao region, according to the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. At least 56 people were wounded, initial reports said.

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PhilippinesThe first device went off inside the cathedral, and the second one targeted nearby soldiers who rushed to help the victims of the first explosion, Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said.

The nation’s military and the police are securing the area and all casualties were immediately evacuated, regional officials said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana condemned the bombing and said he has directed troops to “heighten their alert level” and secure places of worship and public spaces.

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