Deadly bomb blamed on MILF splinter

A bomb exploded at a pedestrian overpass near a school in the southern Philippines on Sunday, killing one person, wounding at least 16 others and raising concern that breakaway groups opposed to a peace deal are looking to destabilize the region.

Soldiers defused two other bombs near the scene of the first blast in the farming town of Kabacan in North Cotabato province, Police Senior Inspector Jarwin Castroberde said. Four of the victims were brought to a hospital in critical condition, according to Kabacan official David Saure. One later died, according to the local media.

Castroberde says investigators were trying to identify the attackers but the suspects include separatists opposed to a March peace deal between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest insurgent group in the south of the largely Roman Catholic nation.

Al  Jazzerra  http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/11/16/philippines-bomb.html

 

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