BREAKING NEWS: 14 Killed and 76 Wounded in 2 Blasts in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines

A current count of 14 people were killed and 76 were wounded in two blasts in Jolo, Sulu, Philippines on Monday – 24th August 2020.

According to officials, a bomb exploded at 11:54am in Paradise Food Shop on Serrantes St., Barangay Walled City in Jolo, where a military truck was parked.

Around 12:57 pm (an hour later), another explosion took place in Goteckleng Building, a hundred meters away from the first blast.

The bomb killed 7 soldiers, 6 civilians, and the suicide bomber.

Over 48 civilians, 19 military soldiers, and 9 policemen were wounded, as per report from the Western Mindanao authorities.

Reports mention that a motorcycle that was loaded with an improvised explosive device went off near a military truck.

No reports on the nationality of suicide bomber.

This is a developing story. More details will be shared as investigations are going on.

Below are reports on social media from news outlets and netizens regarding the explosion:

According to One News PH, Representative Jericho Nograles condemns the explosions in Jolo, Sulu that occurred this afternoon. The first explosion happened at around noon time, while the second blast transpired about an hour later. Authorities are currently investigating the scene.

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