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Blast at southern Philippine city hall wounds 6

Homemade bomb explodes outside city hall in southern Philippines, wounding at least 6

Blast at southern Philippine city hall wounds 6

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military says a homemade bomb exploded outside a southern city hall, wounding at least six people.

Regional military spokesman Capt. Alberto Caber said an improvised explosive device went off late Tuesday at the monument of national hero Jose Rizal in front of the General Santos City hall. The monument's foundation was damaged.

A worker at the city's government-run hospital says a man with a shrapnel wound on the arm and a woman who who was bruised in a fall have been treated and sent home. Four other wounded persons have been brought to a private hospital.

General Santos is a regional commercial hub and known as center of the tuna industry in the Philippines.

Police are investigating the blast and no one has claimed responsibility.

Updated : 2021-10-17 01:39 GMT+08:00