MANILA – In the southern part of the Philippines Tuesday, at least ten people were killed by a bomb in a van exploded. According to the Philippine authorities, the attack is likely to be the work of militants, who are associated with terrorist organisation Islamic State.
The army has campaigned for some time against the terrorist group, which is part of Islamic State claims to be.
The attack happened at a military post on the island of Basilan. The van exploded after the driver was stopped and soldiers had approached. According to a legercommandant was the bomb prematurely. A soldier, five militants and four civilians were killed.
Basilan is considered as a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf, a small violent group that is known because of evictions, piracy and kidnappings. The army has campaigned for some time against the terrorist group, which is part of Islamic State claims to be.
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