Another explosion in the Philippines
by Radio Australia
Our reporter in the Philippines Shirley Escalante says police are investigating whether the motive behind the explosion in Iligan city was personal or ...
At least three people have been killed and six others injured in a grenade explosion in the southern Philippine city of Iligan last night.
This happened a day after a bombing in a shopping mall in the capital Manila, which killed eleven people and injured more than 100 others.
Our reporter in the Philippines Shirley Escalante says police are investigating whether the motive behind the explosion in Iligan city was personal or political.
A grenade was thrown during a political meeting but no further details of the meeting is available.
This happened several days before the Philippines holds nationwide village and youth elections.
Meantime, police are verifying a statement made by a lesser known terror group in the Philippines, called the Rajah Sulaiman Revolutionary Movement, that it was responsible for the explosion in a shopping mall in Manila.
Ten people died and more than a hundred others were injured in the incident.
The Rajah Sulaiman Revolutionary Movement is composed of Christians who have converted to Islam, and operates in Manila and in the northern Philippines.
Police have raised the terror alert in various parts of the country, as foreign embassies, including the Australian embassy, warned their citizens of possible terror attacks.