JOLO, Philippines | 27 dead as bombs hit cathedral in Philippines during Mass

JOLO, Philippines | 27 dead as bombs hit cathedral in Philippines during Mass

JOLO, Philippines—Jan 27, 2019—Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and wounding 77 others during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

Witnesses said the first blast inside the Jolo cathedral in the provincial capital sent churchgoers, some of them wounded, to stampede out of the main door. Army troops and police posted outside were rushing in when the second bomb went off about one minute later near the main entrance, causing more deaths and injuries.

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