Islamic State terrorists launched a twin suicide bombing attack on Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Philippines on Sunday.
At least 20 people were killed in the twin blasts.
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The southern Philippines city of Jolo is on lockdown after a deadly double bombing Sunday, as the authorities try to ensure security and investigate the attack that killed at least 20.
The bombing — which was claimed by ISIS — has raised fears of an increase in separatist violence in the country’s restive Mindanao region, following a referendum last week in which an overwhelming majority of voters backed self-rule.
Bombs exploded at the Jolo Catholic Cathedral during Sunday mass, officials said, killing 20 and injuring at least 81 people, including 14 soldiers and two police officers.
We condemn the terrorist attack against Jolo Catholic Cathedral in S. Philippines. One bomb exploded inside the Cathedral during Sunday mass & 2nd bomb went off outside. 20 people dead & over 80 injured. Philippines Govt. must do more to protect citizens from Islamist terrorists. pic.twitter.com/BjJ6UJ7vxo
— Iraqi Christian HRC (@iraqschristians) January 27, 2019