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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Philippine bombing

Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Philippine bombing

ISLAMIC State militants claimed responsibility for a deadly bombing at a Catholic Mass in the Philippines that killed at least four people and injured 50 others. The attack was carried out in a university gymnasium in Marawi, a city in the south of the country besieged by Islamist militants for five months in 2017. The Islamic State group, which wields influence in the country's south, said on Telegram its members had detonated the bomb. Earlier on Sunday, before Islamic State's claim, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr condemned "the senseless and most heinous acts perpetrated by foreign terrorists". Police and the…
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