At least two killed in grenade explosion in Philippine mosque
Updated 14:50, 30-Jan-2019
CGTN

At least two people were killed and four others injured in a grenade explosion inside a mosque in the southern Philippine city of Zamboanga early on Wednesday, police said.

The victims were sleeping inside the mosque at the time of the attack on the insurgency-plagued island of Mindanao, which is home to the Philippines' Muslim minority.

People look inside a mosque in Zamboanga city on the southern island of Mindanao, January 30, 2019. /VCG photo

People look inside a mosque in Zamboanga city on the southern island of Mindanao, January 30, 2019. /VCG photo

The blast came as the Catholic-majority nation was on high alert days after twin bombings at a Catholic cathedral killed at least 20 and injured over 110 on Sunday claimed by ISIL. 

There is no indication so far if it was a retaliation for the cathedral bombing. "We're still looking at it, but we have not found any connection," Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told reporters. 

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

(Top image: A police investigator stands at the entrance of a mosque in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao, January 30, 2019. / VCG photo)

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Source(s): AFP ,Xinhua News Agency