Many injured in restaurant blast in southern Philippines hinh anh 1Location of the blast (Source: Rappler)
Hanoi (VNA) – At least 17 people, including children, were injured in a bomb explosion outside a restaurant in Isulan city on Mindanao island in the south of the Philippines on April 3.

Regional army commander Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana said the attack may have been carried out by Muslim militants belonging to the Bangsamoro Freedom Fighters.

Mayor of Isulan city Marites Pallasigue said the bomb was placed at the back of the air conditioner, shattering a window at the front of the eatery. Most of the victims were related to each other.

Police cordoned off the scene for investigation.

The explosion happened just a few metres from the site of a deadly blast which occurred last year and was believed to have been carried out by Islamist militants.

On an island to the south of Mindanao, an IS-claimed attack on a cathedral during a mass killed 21 and wounded about a hundred others in January this year.–VNA