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Soldiers, civilians hurt in Sulu blast

By: Julie Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ August 24,2020 - 02:21 PM

Initial scene at Serrantes Street in Jolo, Sulu, where an explosion happened at about noontime on Monday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur –– A powerful explosion rocked the town of Jolo at 11:54 am, hurting several soldiers and civilians along Serrantes Street in Barangay Walled City.

“We cannot yet penetrate the area, there might still be secondary (explosions),” said Police Colonel Michael Bayawan, Sulu provincial police director.

He said the situation in the area remained tense.

“Initially, a number of soldiers and civilians are hurt, we don’t have the numbers right now.”

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