Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

"Why Are So Many Children Dying in Gaza?"

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Central African Republic: Seleka calls for partition

Read more

DEBATE

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

Read more

FOCUS

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Read more

FOCUS

Hunger in a fertile land...

Read more

ENCORE!

High-tech acting king Andy Serkis on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Read more

REPORTERS

Hong Kong in rebellion against the 'motherland'

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Read more

  • Israel faces heightened diplomatic pressure as Gaza violence rages

    Read more

  • France charges Swiss bank UBS with tax fraud

    Read more

  • In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in Paris

    Read more

  • Cycling is ‘winning the war on doping,’ says expert

    Read more

  • Botched Arizona execution takes nearly two hours

    Read more

  • Bomb attacks leave scores dead in north Nigeria

    Read more

  • Netherlands holds day of mourning for victims of flight MH17

    Read more

  • Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory

    Read more

  • Ryanair ordered to pay back €9.6m in illegal state aid to France

    Read more

  • Gaza protests: ‘France imported the Mideast conflict a long time ago’

    Read more

  • Video: Fear, death and mourning in Gaza’s Khan Younis

    Read more

  • TransAsia Airways Taiwan crash leaves dozens dead

    Read more

  • Poland’s Rafal Majka wins 17th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Young riders raise French hopes for Tour de France

    Read more

  • Defying UK, France to proceed with warships sale to Russia

    Read more

Bomb tears through southern Philippines bus

Latest update : 2008-09-01

Philippines officials say at least four people were killed and 19 more injured on Monday following a bomb explosion in a bus terminal in the southern city of Digos. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

At least four people were killed and 19 others wounded when a powerful bomb ripped through a packed passenger bus in the southern Philippines on Monday, police and disaster officials said.
  
The blast, caused by an improvised explosive device, ripped through the bus, which was parked inside a terminal in the city of Digos on troubled Mindanao island, they said.
  
It was not immediately clear how many passengers were aboard the bus, and how many people were at the terminal at the time of the explosion.
  
"Four people were killed, and 19 others were being treated at the hospital," the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council said,
  
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the incident.
  
Officials had warned the public to brace for possible attacks by Muslim separatist rebels, who are on the run from a military offensive on Mindanao.
  
Troops were hunting down renegade guerrillas from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) responsible for a wave of deadly attacks this month on Mindanao.
  
More than 100 rebels as well as more than 40 civilians and soldiers have been killed in four weeks of fighting.
  
The clashes have put on hold peace talks between the government of President Gloria Arroyo and the MILF, which recently warned that the upsurge in violence could lead to a full-blown ethnic war.
  
Police said they were also looking at the possibility the attack could have been carried out by a criminal gang, as the bus firm had apparently received threats.

Date created : 2008-09-01

COMMENT(S)